The use of virtual reality for creating unusual environmental stimulation to motivate students to explore creative ideas

Kung Wong Lau, Pui Yuen Lee

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This paper discusses the roles of simulation in creativity education and how to apply immersive virtual environments to enhance students’ learning experiences in university, through the provision of interactive simulations. An empirical study of a simulated virtual reality was carried out in order to investigate the effectiveness of providing virtual simulation to enrich students’ learning experiences. The researchers found that virtual reality can possibly enhance students’ learning experiences by providing them with a heuristic and highly interactive simulated virtual environment. Being explorative and fun are essential parts of students’ learning experiences in virtual reality. This paper suggests that educators create stimulated virtual learning environments, for example game-like environments, to help students develop positive learning behaviors in the learning process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalInteractive Learning Environments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • interactive learning environments
  • simulations
  • stimulation
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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