Share Paper: Applying 360-Degree Videos for Geography Education

  1. Fu-Ling Chung, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Hsin-Hsuan Chung, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Karen Johnson, University of North Texas, United States

Abstract: Social studies curriculum has the potential to model, influence, and deepen the understanding of students' worldview, especially geography, which is a core subject in schools exploring the relations between humans and environments. As many people know, learning takes place in physical environments. However, geography teachers use whiteboards, textbooks, and maps for teaching in classrooms, and textbook-centric approaches lead to much dislike for many students. Thus, immersive technology increases users' attention, motivation, and productivity in the educational process. This paper proposes 360-degree videos as a technology tool to apply in geography classrooms to help geography teachers understand the benefits of using ...