Virtual Reality for Classrooms-at-a-Distance in Online Education

This project is part of my Masters Thesis for the MS in HCI program. We’re designing and testing VR classrooms using Mozilla Hubs to facilitate asynchronous learning for students of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

In existing platforms such as Udacity or Coursera, students watch their lecture videos and take tests, all independently. Research has shown us that having a collaborative learning environment where peers learn together is far superior in terms of the speed, depth and extent of learning. MOOCs today, however, lack engagement and collaboration between students with their peers and faculty. Our project is trying to tackle this problem.

Work is in progress and contents will be updated shortly.

Check out this article about the project grant.

Checkout Mozilla Hubs here: hub.link/512044 (Use arrow keys and mouse to navigate the environment)

Duration:
Aug 2018 - May 2019
Tools I Use: Maya, SketchUp, Mozilla Hubs, Substance Painter
Faculty Advisor: David A. Joyner
Team Members: Ishaani