Exploring the use of Virtual Reality with Language Learning

Jones, Sean (2018) Exploring the use of Virtual Reality with Language Learning. MRes thesis, University of Lincoln.

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This research aimed to explore the potential of using VR as a tool within language learning. This research is broken down into two studies, one that explores the issues of language learning within classrooms and another that creates a series of VR experiences with the aim of combating these issues. The research identified key aspects to be considered when making the experiences, such as, creating an enjoyable experience, building confidence and making something authentic and contextual. The results from the second study found that the experiences increased confidence; was a stimulating and positively challenging experience and was described by all participants as a tool they would like to use in their language learning. The research also found that in order to make it a more useful experience, an element of feedback on performance could be included. Overall, this study has demonstrated that there is a large amount of potential for VR to be used in relation to language learning in a classroom setting.

Keywords:Education, virtual reality, language learning, classroom
Subjects:X Education > X220 Study skills
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:49546
Deposited On:25 May 2022 14:30

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