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Thursday, June 25 • 8:00am - 9:00am
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Presentation 1: Immersive Learning Predicted: Presence, Prior Knowledge, and School Performance Influence Learning Outcomes in Immersive Educational Virtual Environments (Full Paper #85)

Authors: Andreas Dengel and Jutta Mägdefrau

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Media Learning is an internal process nested within a complex combination of learner-specific and external factors and their relations. The Educational Framework for Immersive Learning hypothesizes learners’ presence, motivational traits, emotional states, cognitive capabilities, and previous knowledge as predictors of learning outcomes in immersive educational virtual environments. This article proposes a research model for investigating relations between these variables that seem to be crucial for explaining immersive learning processes. Three Virtual Realities for learning three topics of Computer Science Education (components of a computer, asymmetric cryptography, and finite state machines), each provided on three distinct levels of technological immersion, were instrumentalized to carry out a study with 78 participants. Path analysis was used to test the hypotheses deriving from the research model, showing that presence, prior knowledge about the content, and school performance influence learning outcomes. Presence was predicted by the users’ academic emotional states prior to the study and the provided level of immersion. The emotional states were influenced by the students’ school performance. Prior knowledge and school performance of the students were affected by the motivational variables. This study contributes to existing research as it adds factors that are crucial for learning processes to the discussion on immersive learning.

Presentation 2: Unifying protocols for conducting systematic scoping reviews with application to Immersive Learning Research (Full Paper #79)

Authors: Leonel Morgado and Dennis Beck

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The progress of immersive learning research as a field requires a clear vision of its status, of the current knowledge being produced and of the open problems and gaps. Typical survey efforts however suffer from lack of systematization, providing a scattered perspective of the field. We have combined the literature on conducting systematic scoping reviews and applied it to the field, presenting the resulting protocol. It contributes a clarification on the sequence of steps and processes for delineating a gap, finding the evidence and depart from it to conduct literature reviews.

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Leonel Morgado

Assistant Professor / Senior Researcher, Universidade Aberta / INESC TEC
Leonel Morgado is Assistant Professor with Habilitation, at the Portuguese Open University, where he lectures on research methods, programming, and the use of virtual worlds. He is also a board member of the international research association, Immersive Learning Research Network... Read More →
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Andreas Dengel

Research Associate, University of Würzburg
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Dennis Beck

Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Dennis Beck is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Arkansas. In his teaching, he enjoys teaching teachers how to use technology in their classrooms. His research focuses on and advocates for digital, educational equity for vulnerable populations... Read More →

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