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Volume 17
Issue 1
Online publication date 2017-04-10
Title Virtual reality and education - world of teachcraft?
Author Petra Aczel
2016 was announced the year of virtual reality – without any true breakthrough in its adoption yet. The usage of the technology has not been as widespread as professional predictions fore-cast, especially in education. The present paper aims to introduce the definitive theoretical frames and research topics of educational VR, casting light upon the methodological connec-tion between educational VR and forms of learning, the aspects of designing educational VR and its present challenges. Recent studies and surveys concerning the adoption and use of educational VR by teachers, instructors and professors will also be discussed in order to offer a more realistic description of the state of educational VR in global and Central European (Hungarian) contexts.

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Keywords Virtual reality, educational VR, simulated space(s), immersion, multisensory experience, constructivist and situated learning
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