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Teaching Virtual Reality with Affordable Technologies

Nancy Rodriguez


In 2004, G.C. Burdea published his article Teaching Virtual Reality: Why and How? He pointed out that the reduced offer of Virtual Reality courses could be explained by the requirement of specialized and expensive equipment. Even if a VR course could only focus on theoretical principles, hands-on learning allows to increase and clarify knowledge and to directly experience –and then better understand-several concepts as immersion, natural interfaces or motion sickness. At the present time, digital entertainment industry renewal has fostered the development of low cost devices for virtual reality. These affordable technologies as a BYOD approach are used in the « open VR Lab » of the Computer Science department at University of Montpellier. In this paper, the VR Lab as well as our course Vision and Augmented/Virtual Reality are described in detail.
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Nancy Rodriguez. Teaching Virtual Reality with Affordable Technologies. HCI: Human-Computer Interaction, Jul 2016, Toronto, Canada. pp.89-97, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-39510-4_9⟩. ⟨lirmm-01378841⟩
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