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Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality-Based  Simulation Learning


Research based at The University of Hong Kong's Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning seeks to:

  1. Collaborate with research teams that develop extended reality contents to support students in different areas

  2. Find out the optimal design of integrating extended reality tools in education

  3. Provide both theoretical and empirical evidence of how extended reality technologies affect students' learning

Current steps towards these aims:

1. Empirical and longitudinal studies of extended reality learning in architecture: 

Jiang, J., Goepel, G., Crolla, K., & Fryer, L. K. (submitted). Impact of extended reality on students’ interest, self-efficacy and performance in architecture education: A mixed-methods research. Advanced Engineering Informatics.

2. Empirical studies of augmented reality learning in ophthalmology:

 Jiang, J., Lai, A. C. K., Ho, T. L., Hung, Y. Y., Yu, S. S. W., Lee, J. H., Tsang, K. W., Yeung, W. Y., Yan, W. Y., & Chan, Y. K. (under review). Effects of augmented reality on knowledge acquisition in learning eye diseases. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Hung, Y., Chu, W., Jiang, J., Yeung, W., Yan, W., Kowk, K., & Chan, Y. (under review). Augmented Reality (AR)-based health education program for educating elderly population the visual symptoms of common age-related eye diseases. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

3. A scoping review of motivation in VR learning:

 Jiang, J., & Fryer, L. K. (2024). The effect of virtual reality learning on students' motivation: A scoping review. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning,1–14.

Ongoing steps towards these aims:

1. An experimental study of virtual reality learning in implant dentistry: 

Effect of first-person perspective virtual reality video on students’ cognitive load, self-efficacy, interest and knowledge in dental surgery training

2. An experimental study of virtual reality learning in pharmaceutical chemistry: 

The effects of virtual reality laboratory on interest, self-efficacy  and knowledge acquisition in pharmaceutical chemistry

Illustration from:

Rikitikitao ( 

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