Virtual reality has received attention as an environment for learning, yet little is known about the effectiveness of bringing the immersive visualization systems into the university classrooms. Building upon prior literature on immersive technology and the theory of affordance, we develop a model investigating how the features afforded by an immersive visualization system escalate users’ engagement, which in turn increases their learning outcomes. We will test the model with undergraduate students who have experienced with an immersive visualization system in the classroom setting. We believe that our work will enrich the existing literature on virtual reality in education and provide insight into the design of immersive representations and the structure of immersive learning paradigm.
Chan, Joyce K. Y.; Wong, Randy Y. M.; and Cheung, Christy M.K., "How Affordances of Immersive Visualization Systems Affect Learning Outcomes through Aesthetic Experience" (2019). PACIS 2019 Proceedings. 153.