Project Info

17 Apr 2019

ViLeArn pursues the vision of virtual and situated learning and teaching with the help of avatars and agents in social cyberspace. The project is jointly hosted by the Chair of School Pedagogy and the Chair of Human-Computer Interaction at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) and supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Within the scope of this project, situated virtual learning environments are going to be developed and investigated on a scientific base of presence and social interaction theories. Primarily aiming for the promotion of competences and an increase of learning success, also availability, participation and inclusiveness are highlighted topics in this project. The interdisciplinary cooperation between media-didactics, human-computer interaction and computer science allows combining well-established digital teaching media with virtual reality technologies. Furthermore, empirical evaluation, usability testing and effectiveness testing are going to be part of the multidisciplinary exploration progress.

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