Immersive virtual reality and learning assessment. An exploratory research in a high school


The paper presents the results of an exploratory research aimed at investigating various aspects related to the use of immersive virtual reality (IVR) in schools. In a high school computer lab, five students in a first-grade class participated in a lesson on the cardiovascular system while wearing an Oculus Rift visor. A teacher, within the same virtual environment, guided them in groups to explore the various organs to subject them later, on an individual basis, to an oral summative assessment section, also in IVR. The data collected through video recordings enabled the detection of the main behavior patterns of teacher/student interaction and their sequence during the assessment moment.