The Development of the Virtual Reality System for Augmenting Scientific Inquiry Learning Environments


KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 95-102, Feb. 2008
10.3745/KIPSTB.2008.15.2.95, Full Text:

Abstract

The interactive virtual reality technology has used in scientific inquiry learning since it can overcome the restriction of real world and it draws user's interest and foster active participation. However, prior works are mostly designed for a specific inquiry learning lesson and it is quite difficult to use them for constructing other inquiry learning environments. Hence, we developed the integrated virtual reality system, SASILE (System for Augmenting Scientific Inquiry Learning Environments), that helps ease the development of the scientific inquiry learning environment. In this paper, we first describe the related works on supporting VR scientific inquiry learning systems, followed by the SASILE system architecture and implementation. Then, we illustrate the use of this system to develop a Virtual Moyangsung application for teaching a scientific structure of Korean traditional house by exploring and observing the convection currents as well as a Mars Rover application for estimating the asteroid impacts on Mars by measuring rock properties. Finally, we will discuss the future research directions for this system.


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[IEEE Style]
J. W. Im, S. H. Kim, Y. J. Cho and K. S. Park, "The Development of the Virtual Reality System for Augmenting Scientific Inquiry Learning Environments," KIPS Journal B (2001 ~ 2012) , vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 95-102, 2008. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTB.2008.15.2.95.

[ACM Style]
Jae Won Im, Seok Hwan Kim, Yong Joo Cho, and Kyoung Shin Park. 2008. The Development of the Virtual Reality System for Augmenting Scientific Inquiry Learning Environments. KIPS Journal B (2001 ~ 2012) , 15, 2, (2008), 95-102. DOI: 10.3745/KIPSTB.2008.15.2.95.