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A Systematic Literature Review of Using Immersive Virtual Reality Technology in Teacher Education

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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 30, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) technology offers promise in enriching learning opportunities in teacher education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways immersive virtual reality has been used in teacher-training programs. This systematic review of literature examined eight studies where immersive VR was utilized to increase learning opportunities during courses that prepared pre-service teachers or in-service teachers taking advanced coursework in education. Included studies were analyzed in terms of (a) participant description, (b) description of the intervention and purpose of the study, (c) study methodology, (d) dependent variable, and (e) outcomes of the study. Finally, a discussion about the efficacy of using immersive VR to prepare teachers is offered that confirms that these types of technologies can enrich and enhance learning opportunities for future teachers, but research in this area is greatly lacking.

Citation

Billingsley, G., Smith, S., Smith, S. & Meritt, J. (2019). A Systematic Literature Review of Using Immersive Virtual Reality Technology in Teacher Education. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 30(1), 65-90. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .