Using HMD-Based Immersive Virtual Environments in Primary/K-12 Education

  • Anna Carolina Muller QueirozEmail author
  • Alexandre Moreira Nascimento
  • Romero Tori
  • Maria Isabel da Silva Leme
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 840)


Head-mounted displays (HMD) are becoming more affordable and immersive content more available. Consequently, the home-use of fully immersive virtual environments (IVE) has the potential for increasing significantly in the years to come. Studies suggest that primary/K-12 education can largely benefit from IVE. The existing literature reviews about this topic are almost a decade old, when access to virtual reality was restricted or did not specifically focus on this education level and setting. In this context, this article presents a literature review about learning outcomes from using fully HMD-based IVE in primary/K-12 education. It highlights relevant studies, identifies gaps, and provides insights for future research.


Virtual reality K-12 Primary education Immersive virtual environments Head-mounted display 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Carolina Muller Queiroz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexandre Moreira Nascimento
    • 2
  • Romero Tori
    • 2
  • Maria Isabel da Silva Leme
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology InstituteUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Polytechnic SchoolUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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