Title

Design and Development of Virtual Reality: Analysis of Challenges Faced by Educators

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Educational Technology & Society

Volume

11

Issue

1

Publisher

International Forum of Educational Technology and Society

Publication Date

2008

First Page

118

Last Page

131

Abstract

There exists an increasingly attractive lure of using virtual reality applications for teaching in all areas of education, but perhaps the largest detriment to its use is the intimidating nature of VR technology for non-technical instructors. What are the challenges to using VR technology for the design and development of VR-based instructional activities, and what are the recommended approaches? This paper addresses the issues regarding identifying the appropriate techniques for integrating VR into traditional instructional design, and the considerations for development for non-technical educators. Recommendations are grounded within our own project involving virtual anesthesia. The discussion considers budgetary limitations, funding, and other factors.

Comments

Originally published by International Forum of Educational Technology and Society. Publisher's PDF available through remote link. Must click 'Past Issues' and select corresponding volume number.

Share

COinS