Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century

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05 March. 2020 | 11:30 | Julia House, 21612, CY1591, Themistokli Dervi 3, Nicosia 1066

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: 
Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century

Invited Talk - 5 March, 10:00-11:00, Julia House

Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) technologies are growing in popularity in teaching and learning due in part to powerful new technologies. What has yet to be well established is when and with which learners and learning tasks these technologies can be used as an effective approach. In my talk, I will present our work in AR as well as VR. The first study was to evaluate the highly interactive cloud classroom (HIC) system, which incorporates augmented reality, virtual reality and cloud-classroom to teach basic materials science courses. The second study was to develop a cost-effective, man–machine digital interface, to improve students’ real-world firing range training results. In the third study, we examined the effectiveness of using AR-based formative assessment for improving elementary students’ learning achievement and motivation. In the next study, we investigated the effect of AR-based instruction on students’ visual attention Finally, I will present our recent work about the application of AR in teaching coding.


Short Bio

Dr. Kaushal Kumar Bhagat is currently working as an assistant professor in the Centre for Educational Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of Science Education at the National Taiwan Normal University in September 2016. He then served a two-year postdoctoral position at the Smart Learning Institute at Beijing Normal University.  He has published several referred journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Bhagat was presented NTNU International Outstanding Achievement Award. He was also awarded 2017 IEEE TCLT Young Researcher award. His research area of interest includes augmented reality, virtual reality, mathematics education, flipped classroom, formative assessment and technology-enhanced learning.
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