Beyond reality-extending a presentation trainer with an immersive VR module

  • The development of multimodal sensor-based applications designed to support learners with the improvement of their skills is expensive since most of these applications are tailor-made and built from scratch. In this paper, we show how the Presentation Trainer (PT), a multimodal sensor-based application designed to support the development of public speaking skills, can be modularly extended with a Virtual Reality real-time feedback module (VR module), which makes usage of the PT more immersive and comprehensive. The described study consists of a formative evaluation and has two main objectives. Firstly, a technical objective is concerned with the feasibility of extending the PT with an immersive VR Module. Secondly, a user experience objective focuses on the level of satisfaction of interacting with the VR extended PT. To study these objectives, we conducted user tests with 20 participants. Results from our test show the feasibility of modularly extending existing multimodal sensor-based applications, and in terms of learning and user experience, results indicate a positive attitude of the participants towards using the application (PT+VR module).

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Author:Jan Schneider, Gianluca Romano, Hendrik Drachsler
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Parent Title (English):Sensors
Place of publication:Basel
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/08/07
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/08/22
Tag:Multimodal Learning Analytics; public speaking; sensor-based learning support
Issue:16, Art. 3457
Page Number:17
First Page:1
Last Page:17
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
Institutes:Informatik und Mathematik / Informatik
Angeschlossene und kooperierende Institutionen / Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung (DIPF)
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0