Enhancing Students’ Field Experience in Physical Geography Courses Using Virtual Reality Technology

Jianfeng Li*, Ka Wai Wu, Qiming Zhou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter outlines how Virtual Reality (VR) technologies were used to enhance the field experience in undergraduate physical geography courses in a Hong Kong university. First, we examine the reason for incorporating VR technology in geography courses. Second, we draw on details of the Virtual Teaching and Learning Pedagogical Development (VTLPD) project implemented, including its aims, design, and implementation. The benefits of using VR technologies in the teaching and learning process of physical geography are discussed. Finally, suggestions for incorporating VR in physical geography courses are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching with Technology in the Social Sciences
EditorsBenjamin Luke Moorhouse, Sandy S. C. Li, Sebastian Pahs
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages81-87
Number of pages7
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789819984183
ISBN (Print)9789819984176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer Briefs in Education
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Geography
  • Teaching and learning
  • Virtual reality

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