Smart Ambience for Affective Learning (SAMAL) : Instructional design and evaluation

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 publicationWorkshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages212-220
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Conference

Title18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010
PlaceMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period29 November - 3 December 2010

Abstract

While much has been written about how emotions affect cognition and memory [1], as well as how emotions attached to the success/failure of academic performance impact learning; little has been researched about the association between immersion in VR and emotions and learning. In this study we focus on the instructional design and evaluation of an innovative learning environment for affective learning which allows students to step into the virtual reality scenarios and through a series of interactive and immersive learning activities provides the learner with a unique learning experience, not found in conventional classroom learning. The design of instructional plans aims to work in conjunction with the virtual scenarios for learning and takes reference from Kolb's theory on experiential learning. The SAMAL (Smart Ambience for Affective Learning) instructional design offers a unique potential of stimulating the learner to engage in the educational virtual experience. Our preliminary findings show that a range of affect responses can be invoked through direct interaction with SAMAL learning scenarios which serves to extend the use of educational games as a supplementary learning tool and offers a new novel arena for learning.

Research Area(s)

  • Affective learning, Immersive learning scenario, Smart ambience learning design

Citation Format(s)

Smart Ambience for Affective Learning (SAMAL) : Instructional design and evaluation. / Ip, Horace Ho-Shing; Byrne, Julia; Cheng, Shuk Han; Kwok, Ron Chi-Wai; Lam, Maria Sau-Wai.

Workshop Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010. 2010. p. 212-220.

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