Step into My Mind Palace: Exploration of a Collaborative Paragogy Tool in VR

Robert Sims, Barry Chang, Verity Bennett, Advaith Krishnan, Abdalslam Aboubakar, George Coman, Abdulrazak Bahrami, Zehao Huang, Christopher Clarke, Abhijit Karnik

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Abstract

Virtual Reality (VR) can mediate remote collaborative learning and can support pedagogical processes like paragogy. Within education, methods such as spaced repetition and memory palaces exist to support the cognitive process of remembering. We identify an opportunity to enhance learner-led collaborative paragogy involving these methods through immersive VR experiences. We present CleVR, a VR-mediated collaboration-based system that supports the memory palace and spaced repetition techniques. As an exploratory study, we aim to identify the applicability, viability and user perception for such a system combining these two techniques in VR. CleVR is a novel implementation which provides a location-driven metaphor to populate and present multiple resources related to a topic for peer-led exploration. We discuss the design and provide a prototype implementation of CleVR. We conducted two studies, a targeted expert user review and a broader proof of concept survey. The results of the studies show interesting outcomes, with the system described as 'engaging', 'useful' and 'fun'. Our findings provide insights to the potential of using Virtual Reality Learning Environments (VRLE) geared towards collaborative learner-led activities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2022 8th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2022
EditorsAndreas Dengel, Marie-Luce Bourguet, Daniela Pedrosa, James Hutson, Kai Erenli, Daphne Economou, Anasol Pena-Rios, Jonathon Richter
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781734899528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2022
Event8th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2022 - Virtual, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 30 May 20224 Jun 2022

Conference

Conference8th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2022
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVirtual, Vienna
Period30/05/224/06/22

Keywords

  • Education
  • Memory Palace
  • Method of Loci
  • Spaced Repetition
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Media Technology
  • Education

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