In online learning environments, little is known regarding the effect of head-mounted wearable devices on group learning behavioral outcomes, and the impact the mediated communication type has on socio-spatial interactivity and learner social presence. Interaction and presence are two important concepts that influence group activity. Drawing on social interaction, social presence, and the characteristics of mixed-reality environments, we develop and empirically test hypotheses on the effectiveness of three different types of digitally mediated mixed-reality learning environments.
Farrokhi, Aydin; Head, Milena; and Detlor, Brian, "The Effect of Sociability on Socio-spatial Interaction and Learner Social Presence in Mixed-Reality Online Learning Environments: Using Head-mounted Wearable Items in Group Learning Activities" (2020). SIGHCI 2020 Proceedings. 8.