A Piloting Study of Measuring Effectiveness of Virtual Reality in Understanding a New Concept in Educational Support Systems

Shingo Taniuchi, Kiyotaka Kawahara, Mariko Sasakura

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In this paper, we report a piloting study before to confirm the effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) on education, especially grasping a new concept. Quantum programming is a new field of programming which is basically unknown to conventional programmers. Therefore, we select quantum programming as a topic in which we check the effectiveness of VR. We develop two education support systems on quantum programming, one with VR and the other without VR. Subjects use both systems and we compare the results. There are two limitaions of this study. One is that we cannot say the experiment condition is carefully controlled because the two systems are different at many parts, not only the part we want to test. The other is the number of subjects for the experiment is very small. So we need an additional study with improvement the limitations. Even with the liitations, the results as a pilot study show that VR can be effective in helping people grasp new concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationAI and Visual Analytics and Data Science, IV 2021
EditorsEbad Banissi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Joao Moura Pires, Nuno Datia, Mao Lin Huang, Weidong Huang, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Kawa Nazemi, Boris Kovalerchuk, John Counsell, Andrew Agapiou, Farzad Khosrow-Shahi, Hing-Wah Chau, Mengbi Li, Richard Laing, Fatma Bouali, Gilles Venturini, Marco Temperini, Muhammad Sarfraz
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665438278
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Event25th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2021 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Jul 5 2021Jul 9 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547


Conference25th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2021


  • VR
  • Virtual Reality
  • education
  • visualisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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