A CASE STUDY ON DELIVERING VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER USING VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDULEARN18 - 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
Subtitle of host publicationCONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
EditorsL. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, I. Candel Torres
PublisherIATED Academy
Pages728-734
ISBN (Print)9788409027095
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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ISSN (Print)2340-1117

Conference

Title10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN18)
PlaceSpain
CityPalma
Period2 - 4 July 2018

Abstract

Previous research studies have shown that virtual reality (VR) learning is effective for various topics of learning (e.g., social adaptation and skills, job interview, empathy, etc.) on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) population. VR learning is always delivered using VR devices or installations. Compared to VR installations such as Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE), with the careful design of VR software, VR headsets can achieve a similar degree of immersion and interactivity at a fraction of the cost, while keeping the whole setup highly portable and requirements on the venue space at a minimum. However, there is a lack of research on delivering VR learning for the ASD population using VR headsets. In this paper, we report a case study involving four children with ASD, who were recruited to experience the prototype software for VR learning in our laboratory environment. Our observation reveals that the design allows children with ASD comprehend the three dimensional world and interact with virtual objects and avatars smoothly while using the VR headsets.

Research Area(s)

  • Virtual reality learning, special education, autism, virtual reality headset

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A CASE STUDY ON DELIVERING VIRTUAL REALITY LEARNING FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER USING VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS. / Li, Chen; Yuan, Vanessa S.N.; Ip, Horace H.S.

EDULEARN18 - 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND NEW LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES: CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. ed. / L. Gómez Chova; A. López Martínez; I. Candel Torres. IATED Academy, 2018. p. 728-734.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review