What We Did
We facilitated an experiment comparing a selection of TAFE NSW’s VR learning materials (developed in line with the VR Experimentation Framework) against traditional learning materials, inviting 18 students across three learning experiences – plumbing, welding, and PPE – to participate.
The assessments were designed to reflect real-life environments – job sites, and welding bays – in order to assess the ability of the traditional and VR learning materials in a realistic setting. We also worked with TAFE NSW to design the traditional learning and assessment materials, ensuring each was representative of educational tools students would typically interact with during their studies.
The first part of the experiment students were asked to interact with a set of learning materials, half receiving a “traditional” set of learning materials, and the remainder trying out the VR learning experience. In the second part, students were asked to demonstrate their knowledge by completing an assessment measuring the level of accuracy, confidence and execution regarding the learning materials.