Using immersive 360 degree images to enhance active involvement and comprehension in the learning process
Yen-Ling Shen, Mercedes del Rosario, Peggy Benton, San Francisco State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The purpose of this paper is to introduce three types of panoramic or 360º by 360º immersive images as a powerful, active learning tool to enhance understanding in a wide array of curriculum initiatives. The underlying principles of learner control and active engagement, plus the power of contextual cues immersed in an entire scene will be demonstrated. Participants will experience the learning potential of this technology by visiting and exploring an entire context through this medium. The process of creating and using these images for use in the classroom and web-based learning activities is described. Curriculum can be augmented by re-purposing available immersive images integrated into lessons. Examples showing the use of these images in standards-aligned science and social studies integrated thematic lessons will be presented.
Shen, Y.L., Rosario, M.d. & Benton, P. (2002). Using immersive 360 degree images to enhance active involvement and comprehension in the learning process. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1508-1509). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).