The Design, Development and Evaluation of Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Numeracy Concepts Using 3D Virtual Manipulatives

L. Daghestani, R. D. Ward, Z. Xu, H. Al-Nuaim

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) offers potentials and challenges for teaching and learning. For learners of elementary mathematics, it has been suggested that VR offers promising ways of representing numeracy (number and operations) concepts in the form of Virtual Manipulatives (VM). This project aims at investigating VR learning Environments to elementary numeracy education using 3D VM. This paper focuses on 3 aspects. The first is the evaluation of an existing Mathematical Virtual Learning Environment (MAVLE) in order to analyze and evaluate the current 2D virtual manipulatives. The results of this study will form the basis for the design and development of an innovative conceptual prototype - MA VLE. While the second step is to construct a framework for the MAVLE prototype by highlighting other factors that are important for system implementation. The third aspect will be applying the outcomes from other two stages and providing benchmarks and guidance's to the future design and development of Virtual Learning Environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationModern Techniques and Applications
EditorsMuhammad Sarfraz, Ebad Banissi, Wong Chow Jeng
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages93-100
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0769533590, 9780769533599
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2008
Event5th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, Modern Techniques and Applications - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 200828 Aug 2008
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, Modern Techniques and Applications
Abbreviated titleCGIV2008
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period26/08/0828/08/08

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Daghestani, L., Ward, R. D., Xu, Z., & Al-Nuaim, H. (2008). The Design, Development and Evaluation of Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Numeracy Concepts Using 3D Virtual Manipulatives. In M. Sarfraz, E. Banissi, & W. C. Jeng (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation: Modern Techniques and Applications (pp. 93-100). [4626990] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CGIV.2008.46