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Design and Development of VR Job Training Content for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
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, , , , Chonnam National University, Korea (South)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-55-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

It has been challenging to provide vocational training for students with intellectual disabilities because it is hard to build a work routine in school. However, virtual reality-based simulations can provide various job contexts by creating a virtual learning environment. This study aimed to design and develop a virtual reality-based vocational training simulation for students with intellectual disabilities. Furthermore, we validated the simulation with teachers’ reviews. From the design perspective, we applied two instructional strategies: Merrill’s first principle to sequence the instructional event and a worked-out example of organizing the instructional sequence. Five teachers specializing in special education participated in reviewing the simulation. We asked them to evaluate the simulation with SIM-TLX, assessing the task load of the simulation. The instrument consisted of 10 question items with 5-point scales. The result indicated that the simulation was suitable to use for students with intellectual disabilities with sufficient cognitive capacity to follow the application’s instructions. Overall, the experts concluded that the simulation was good for students with intellectual disabilities without mental overload.

Citation

Tak, Y., Jo, S.b., Kim, D.e. & Ryu, J. (2021). Design and Development of VR Job Training Content for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 928-934). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 29, 2021 from .

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