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New Psychological Research

Preobrazhenskaya S.V., Karpuk V.A., Tkachenko D.P. Possibilities of including VR technologies in the educational process

Svetlana V. Preobrazhenskaya, postgraduate student, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia; bld. 6, Miusskaya square, Moscow, Russia, 125047; s.v.preobr@yandex.ru
Vladimir A. Karpuk, postgraduate student, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia; bld. 6, Miusskaya square, Moscow, Russia, 125047; karpuk_va@mail.ru
Daria P. Tkachenko, Ph.D. in Psychology, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychology. Russian State University for the Humanities; bld. 6, Miusskaya square, Moscow, Russia, 125047; bigbro-littlebro@yandex.ru

The COVID-19 pandemic, which simultaneously transferred most of our life to a remote environment, has continued to impose restrictions on our daily life for a long time. In the field of education, after a period of adaptation to the Internet-based learning format, the question of the quality of knowledge transmitted in this form becomes acute. Thus, in modern epidemiological conditions, we are forced to look for new forms of interaction between teacher and students. Various modern technologies make it possible to organize training in a distance format. To preserve the quality of education, it is necessary to determine the most suitable auxiliary technological devices for this process. The most promising is the development of virtual reality technologies (VR technologies). The article presents the results of an experiment with the inclusion of modern technologies in the educational process on the basis of the Russian State University for the Humanities with the participation of 1st year students of various specialties. The total sample size was 72 people (average age 18.5 years), divided into 4 groups, followed by the presentation of one lecture material, but in different formats for each group. The comparative analysis presents the following types of training sessions: a traditional lecture format, a lecture using smartphones, a lecture using a projector and a lecture using virtual reality technologies. In the work, material was collected and an analysis of the success of the assimilation of knowledge was carried out for various formats of organizing a lecture. The pros, cons and limitations of the use of each type are revealed. At the present stage, we can talk about the need to gradually incorporate VR technologies into the educational process.

Keywords: VR technologies, education, psychology, youth

For citation: Preobrazhenskaya, S.V., Karpuk, V.A., Tkachenko, D.P. (2021). Possibilities of including VR technologies in the educational process. New Psychological Research, No. 3, 134–150. DOI: 10.51217/npsyresearch_2021_01_03_07

Acknowledgement

The experiment was carried out with the support of the Russian Science Foundation grant No. 19-18-00516 “Transitive and virtual spaces – commonality and differences”. 

 

keywords: VR technologies, education, psychology, youth

received 6 October 2021

published 6 October 2021

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