Applications of virtual reality (VR) as teaching tool to enrich students learning

Mohamed Y. Ismail, Hamid Parsaei, Boback Parsaei

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Abstract

Instruction in higher education institutions continues to proceed along the traditional path. Exposure to real-life experiences relevant to the discipline of study could greatly enhance students' understanding of how their study relates to the real world. This is particularly important for engineering students where the focus is on finding practical solutions to real-life problems. Offering such experiences, however, is restricted by many limiting factors. Recent technological advancements in the fields of simulation and virtual/augmented reality present a viable solution to offer semi-real experiences that avoid many of the limiting factors. An important consideration for this approach is that students won't have to physically leave campus to gain the intended experience. In this presentation, authors present the applications of the virtual reality as a teaching medium for providing students with realistic experiences in relation to manufacturing processes. This presentation is also intended to demonstrate how: •Complex systems utilizing simulation tools that support virtual reality and allow the students to walkthrough and interact with the virtual surroundings could be developed. •Students could utilize the virtual environment to further improve real systems. •Students could create and experiment with their own models and to optimize their proposed systemsoutput by 3D virtual systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1202-1203
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2019
Issue numberMAR
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5 Mar 20197 Mar 2019

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Virtual reality
Teaching
Students
Augmented reality
Student learning
Large scale systems
Education
Factors
Experiments
Higher education institutions
Manufacturing process
Virtual environments
Complex systems
Experiment
System simulation
Simulation

Keywords

  • Engineering education
  • Manufacturing
  • Simulation
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Applications of virtual reality (VR) as teaching tool to enrich students learning. / Ismail, Mohamed Y.; Parsaei, Hamid; Parsaei, Boback.

In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Vol. 2019, No. MAR, 01.01.2019, p. 1202-1203.

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