Hedonic or Utilitarian Pedagogical Design : The Relevance of Individual Immersion for Learning

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Original languageEnglish
Pages94
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

Conference

Title2016 Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association-Taiwan Education Research Association
LocationNational Sun Yat-sen University
PlaceTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period10 - 13 November 2016

Abstract

This research sought to model how people develop an understanding of learning materials via Immersive Virtual Worlds. The study employed a novel approach to model development. First, a literature review highlighted relevant constructs. Thereafter, the most representative constructs were selected through a pilot-study with undergraduate students at a leading university in Asia. Next, six focus groups each had to develop a learning model from the constructs. Groups also had to explain the relevance of each construct and justify their reasoning. The six models were analyzed and integrated into a single model. The approach provided alternative explanations for causal relationships previously identified in the literature. The method also offered a more detailed perspective of the phenomenon and challenged prior assumptions. The resulting model suggests that Individual Immersion triggers a better understanding of learning materials via both hedonic and utilitarian mechanisms.

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Hedonic or Utilitarian Pedagogical Design : The Relevance of Individual Immersion for Learning. / Gonzalez, Octavio; SAM, Chung Ting; LO, Kwan Yi; Hui, Anna; Wagner, Christian.

2016. 94 Paper presented at 2016 Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association-Taiwan Education Research Association, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review