Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Help Learning of Biology in Secondary Schools

Cai, Y., Teo, Q. C. E., Cao, Q. , Ba, R. A., Taib, S. F. B. M. and Chen, J. (2021) Virtual and Augmented Reality Technology Help Learning of Biology in Secondary Schools. In: 13th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN21), 5-6 July 2021, pp. 9752-9756. ISBN 9788409312672 (doi:10.21125/edulearn.2021.1968)

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Some Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects in secondary schools or high schools, such as biology, physics, or mathematics are considered tough to students. It is due to the lack of tools to visualise details or effects in the learning process, with traditional learning materials of textbooks, blackboards, and static models. The classroom education is evolving with the technology advancements. Development works in three-dimensional (3D) graphics rendering, virtual and augmented reality (VAR) have been reported to provide interactive visualisations for classroom education. Teaching of the subject of biology is one of such examples in the classroom education which could benefit to the emerging technologies with different types of supportive tools. This project is developed to apply virtual and augmented reality technology-enhanced learning (VARTEL) in biology education of secondary schools. Pilot study has been performed with the collaborating secondary schools. The VARTEL technologies developed in the research project can be rolled out to more mainstream schools in Singapore and other countries.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:This study was funded by the Education Research Funding Programme, National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, project no. AFD 06/16 CY.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cao, Dr Qi
Authors: Cai, Y., Teo, Q. C. E., Cao, Q., Ba, R. A., Taib, S. F. B. M., and Chen, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Edulearn21
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