Student Perceptions of Virtual Reality Technology for Computer Aided Design: A study to inform curriculum and add to the body of knowledge in an emerging field of technology in the learning environment.
Thursday, March 21 1:45 PM-2:15 PM
This study was conducted uncover university student perceptions of the use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology to create Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3D models in the classroom. The study was conducted to inform program development, support a technology enhancement grant proposal, and to contribute to a greater body of knowledge in a recently developed area of technology. The study had three parts; a pre-task questionnaire, a VR experience to create a CAD model, and a post task questionnaire. The study results identified students fear or concerns of use, their perceptions on ease of use, advantages, disadvantages, and interest in the addition of VR technology to the CAD curriculum