Exploring Differences in Student Learning and Behavior between Real-Life and Virtual Reality Chemistry Laboratory Experiments

Elliot Hu-Au, Sandra Y. Okita
2020 International Conference of the Learning Sciences  
A 2x1 between-subjects study compares whether Virtual Reality (VR) chemistry experiments can produce similar learning results compared to Real-Life (RL) chemistry experiments. Results indicate content knowledge, experiment comprehension, and laboratory safety knowledge were comparable, but behavior in the laboratory was significantly different. Though not significant, how students elaborate and reflect in the two environments differed, possibly due to different levels of anxiety when handling physical or virtual chemicals.
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