Ella has been working in the South Australian Independent School sector for the past decade. She has a background in Architecture and is interested in sustainable design, ArchiEd and the integration of immersive learning tools and digital technologies in secondary schooling. Ella is currently undertaking a HDR in Education and is a marker and moderator for Design, Technology and Engineering subjects for the South Australian Certificate of Education.
This presentation reports on findings from a multi-site study on the integration of accessible virtual reality (VR) in middle and secondary schools in South Australia. The presentation will cover the research methodology and pedagogical frameworks for using VR in classrooms, curriculum design and the practical integration of the technology in different classrooms and subject areas (science, mathematics, and technology) and impact on learning outcomes. The presentation will showcase students as virtual world content creators and the potential for using this spatialised media as a unique space for students to demonstrate content mastery, communication skills and creativity.
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