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Design and Development of Virtual Reality: Analysis of Challenges Faced by Educators
Educational Technology & Society
  • Kami Hanson, Weber State University
  • Brett E. Shelton, Utah State University
Document Type
International Forum of Educational Technology and Society
Publication Date
There exists an increasingly attractive lure of using virtual reality applications for teaching in all areas of education, but perhaps the largest detriment to its use is the intimidating nature of VR technology for non-technical instructors. What are the challenges to using VR technology for the design and development of VR-based instructional activities, and what are the recommended approaches? This paper addresses the issues regarding identifying the appropriate techniques for integrating VR into traditional instructional design, and the considerations for development for non-technical educators. Recommendations are grounded within our own project involving virtual anesthesia. The discussion considers budgetary limitations, funding, and other factors.
Originally published by International Forum of Educational Technology and Society. Publisher's PDF available through remote link. Must click 'Past Issues' and select corresponding volume number.
Citation Information
Hanson, K., & Shelton, B. E. (2008). Challenges of virtual reality design and development faced by educators. Educational Technology & Society, 11(1), 118-131.