Virtual Reality for early education: a study

Adeola Fabola, Alan Miller

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This paper investigates the use of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool for cultural heritage learning, using St Andrews Cathedral as the subject matter. As part of a module focused on local history, first year secondary school pupils in a school in the town of St Andrews took part in virtual tours of the Cathedral as it stood in the 14th Century using the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, computer screen and Xbox controller, and answered questions aimed to elicit their experiences with the various systems. The system design and implementation is presented and the findings, observations and lessons learnt from the study are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImmersive Learning Research Network
Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, iLRN 2016 Santa Barbara, CA, USA, June 27 – July 1, 2016 Proceedings
EditorsColin Allison, Leonel Morgado, Johanna Pirker, Dennis Beck, Jonathon Richter, Christian Gütl
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319417691
ISBN (Print)9783319417684
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventiLRN 2016 Conference - Santa Barbara, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceiLRN 2016 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara
Internet address


  • Virtual reality
  • Google Cardboard
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Cultural heritage


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