Grant: $54,085 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 5, 2009
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Award Description: 'Virtual-Reality-based Educational Laboratories in Fiber Optic Engineering'. The project is focused on the development and evaluation of innovative instructional environment by integrating virtual reality (VR) based interactive 3Dsimulations into undegraduate curriculum. The project is conducted in collaboration with Norfolk State University. GMU part is to investigate how different aspects of external visualization supported by immersive virtual relaity help students of different learning styles to learn science material.
Project Description: GMU team is working with NSU on visual display design in order to develop an environment suitable for different types of learners with different learning preferences and prior knowledge. Furthermore, out team has started to plan quantitative and qualitative assessments of how different features of the visual display facilitate conceptual understanding for students who exhibit a variety of learning styles and preferences. We are putting together a learning style assessments (pictorial vs. schematic, visual vs. verbal, concrete vs. schematic, etc), which will be administered to 18 engineering students along with the diagnostic fiber optic problem solving questionnaires at the beginning of the course (next semester). We plan to conduct our experiments at NSU in January.
Infrastructure Description: Not Applicable
Jobs Summary: No jobs created or retained (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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