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Abstract Title: Introducing Children to Computer Coding in Virtual Reality in an Interactive Science Center
Abstract: We developed and tested a virtual reality coding environment intended to provide a new way to engage children in learning computer coding. In order for meaningful learning to occur in a virtual reality (VR) environment, designers and facilitators must pay special attention to the learner's understanding of how to interact with a VR application. This environment was tested in the interactive science center. We investigated facilitation techniques and children's interactions. The research design and methods are applicable across other content areas such as VR experiences to develop physics understanding.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Parallel Session: Museum-based physics education research through research-practice partnerships (RPPs)
Session Time: Parallel Sessions Cluster II
Room: Cascade C

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: David Sanosa
UCSB
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jim Gribble