Transforming Science Education through Digital Technology
Science teaching and learning has always been the attention of the researchers. Learning science became significant through experiential integrations. The learning experiences for science education can become rich if virtual reality (VR) technology is infused with learning. The purpose of the study was to measure the improvement in scores and interest of the learners towards science using VR science videos. The sample consisted of 80 students of which 40 students were in control group in which 20 students were 4th graders and 20 students were from 7th graders. The other 40 studnets were in experimental group in which 20 students were 4th graders and 20 students were 7th graders. Questionnaire was administered to measure the interest of the learners. A pretest-posttest experimental research design was used. The interest questionnaire along with pretest was administered before VR intervention and a posttest along with interest questionnaire was administered after VR intervention. The results reflected the positive impact of the treatment. The results showed students’ improved scores and interest towards science for 4th as well as 7th graders. It is recommended to use VR for the teaching and learning of science concepts to make positive students’ interest towards science.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Visualization, Imagination, Science Education
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