Stereoisomers, not stereo enigmas: A stereochemistry escape activity incorporating augmented and immersive virtual reality

Elford, Daniel, Lancaster, Simon J. and Jones, Garth A. (2021) Stereoisomers, not stereo enigmas: A stereochemistry escape activity incorporating augmented and immersive virtual reality. Journal of Chemical Education, 98 (5). pp. 1691-1704. ISSN 0021-9584

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Abstract

An educational escape activity was developed, embedding elements of both augmented and immersive virtual reality technologies, in an active learning environment. The mental visualization of abstract concepts can be difficult for students, inhibiting their ability to reason cogently regarding important topics of stereochemistry. Consequently, an educational escape room coupled with immersive technologies can be utilized to foster teamwork and critical thinking while encouraging student interaction with three-dimensional virtual molecular phenomena. Nine participants were recruited from the University of East Anglia to complete the activity. From this first experience, student feedback and subsequent thematic analysis show not only the significant positive impacts on student engagement and learning but also the potential of this paradigm to be adopted as an educational tool.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative learning,computer-based learning,general,games,decision making,stereochemistry,chemistry(all),education ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1600
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 00:08
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 07:26
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80268
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01283

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