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The Effect of Multimodal Virtual Chemistry Laboratory on Students’ Learning Improvement

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8853)

Abstract

This paper presents a novel Multimodal Virtual laboratory (MMVL) for the learning of chemistry experiments. MMVL is a Virtual Reality environment where the user can perform chemistry experiments like a real world chemistry lab. The user can easily interact with MMVL through 3D interaction interface. The audio and visual information about each chemical objects are provided to its users. The system improves the learning capabilities of students in chemistry education. The analysis shows that the average learning of untrained student is 32.7% while that of trained students increased to 83.5%. Experiments reveal that confidence level in practical field of students who got training in MMVL is much better than those who did not use it.

Keywords

Virtual reality environment 3D virtual chemistry laboratory Multimodal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and ITUniversity of MalakandChakdaraPakistan

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