Key Success Factors in Using Virtual Reality for Ecological Education

Ruiyi Gong, Kaijun Yu

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 257-262, Article No: e106010


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The advance of computer technology, the popularity of Internet, and the rapid development of information technology provide richer options for instructors’ selection of teaching media. With new teaching media, contents which could hardly be presented in teaching could be changed from traditional static, planar, and one-way presentation into dynamic, stereoscopic, and interactive presentation to enhance teaching and learning effects. Along with the rapid advance of information technology, the application of computers to ecology becomes popular, and about all levels of Universities have established various Ecological information management systems. Ecological professionals being able to properly apply modern information network technology could apply computers to ecological information management as well as effectively apply to Ecological education. Taking teachers and students of departments of medicine in Shanghai as the research samples, total 200 copies of questionnaire are distributed, and 167 valid copies are retrieved, with the retrieval rate 84%. By organizing the overall weight of evaluation indicators of key success factors in using virtual reality for Ecological education, top five indicators, among 13, are ordered (1) communication protocol, about 0.129 of overall weight, (2) database system, about 0.115 of overall weight, (3) multimedia data, about 0.104 of overall weight, (4) interface integration, about 0.096 of overall weight, and (5) synchronization technology, about 0.087 of overall weight. According to the results, suggestions are proposed, expecting that students could play a more active role in the virtual reality learning environment and fully develop personal ability to achieve the effect of Ecological education.


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