Exploring Learning through Audience Interaction in Virtual Reality Dome Theaters

  • Panagiotis Apostolellis
  • Thanasis Daradoumis
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 111)

Abstract

Informal learning in public spaces like museums, science centers and planetariums is increasingly popular during the last years. Recent advancements in large-scale displays allowed contemporary technology-enhanced museums to get equipped with digital domes, some with real-time capabilities like Virtual Reality systems. By conducting extensive literature review we have come to the conclusion that little to no research has been carried out on the leaning outcomes that the combination of VR and audience interaction can provide in the immersive environments of dome theaters. Thus, we propose that audience collaboration in immersive virtual reality environments presents a promising approach to support effective learning in groups of school aged children.

Keywords

Audience Interaction Informal Learning Virtual Reality Immersive Displays Dome Theaters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panagiotis Apostolellis
    • 1
  • Thanasis Daradoumis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cultural Technology and CommunicationUniversity of the AegeanMytilini, LesvosGreece

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