Exploring Time and Space: Merging Historic and Contemporary Virtual Reality Technologies in the History Classroom

Elvan Cobb*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article delves into the burgeoning fascination with immersive experiences enabled by virtual and augmented reality technologies, tracing its origins to the painted panoramas and to the later interest in stereographic and panoramic photography. It posits that the combination of historic and modern virtual reality technologies in the history classroom offers a unique opportunity for teachers to engage students deeply in historical places and processes, augmenting their spatial awareness of temporally and geographically distant locations.

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
Pages55-64
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789819984183
ISBN (Print)9789819984176
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2024

Publication series

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

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • History classroom
  • Panoramas
  • Stereographs
  • Technology
  • Virtual reality

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