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  • Using makerspaces as an opportunity for involving children in the development of Virtual Reality content and play

Yamada-Rice, Dylan, 2018, Conference or Workshop, Using makerspaces as an opportunity for involving children in the development of Virtual Reality content and play at international conference Researching Multimodal Childhood: Methodological Challenges and Innovations, Odense, Denmark, 13/08/18 & 14/08/18.

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This paper reports on the German part of the MakEY project that considered how makerspaces can provide opportunities for children to create in Virtual Reality (VR). ‘VR is fast becoming a reality, with estimates that over 200m headsets will have been sold by 2020, and the market value for VR hardware and software reaching well over $20bn by then’ (Yamada-Rice et al, 2017, p.4). Reactions to children’s use of immersive technology have predominately focused on health impacts (e.g. vision, balance, sense of self). Bailey & Bailenson (2017) also found that research about children and VR has predominately focused on those with medical needs or learning difficulties.

Subjects: Other > Education > X900 Others in Education
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 09:38
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 09:38
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3994

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