Immersive Virtual Reality in K-12 and Higher Education: A 10-Year Systematic Review of Empirical Research
Di Natale, A.F., Repetto, C., Riva, G., & Villani, D. (2020). Immersive virtual reality in k-12 and higher education: A 10-year systematic review of empirical research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 51(6), 2006-2033.
Immersive virtual reality (IVR) is a current trend that presents a robust experience for learners. It enables students to have an immersive, engaging, and interactive experience with content. Researchers also believe that the ability of a learner to engage in learning materials related to their own interests influences motivation. The authors reviewed 18 previous studies about the implementation of IVR in K-12 and higher education. They found advantages in learners being able to have first-hand experiences that they would not have in the real-world classroom. Although the samples of the study were small and there were some issues in being able to generalize results, IVR appears to be a promising use of technology in education.