Teaching Electric Circuits in High School with Virtual Reality

Abstract

Recent studies have revealed major difficulties in learning the contents of electric circuits. One of the factors contributing to this problem there is that most methods for the teaching of this content aren’t attractive and use the traditional tools that don’t show the facts really surrounding this phenomenon. The use of simulators can improve and one of the areas that can create this kind of interaction is the Virtual Reality. With this necessity in the electric circuits teaching and a great resource in the area of Virtual Reality, it’s proposed to implement the use of Virtual Reality as a complementary tool to the teaching of electric circuits. This tool can be described as a threedimensional interactive virtual environment that simulates the work and analysis of simple electrical circuits and aims to minimize the problem of difficulty of learning in teaching them.

Publication
In Proceedings of 6th Brazilian Workshop on Virtual and Augmented Reality (WRVA)

Text in Portuguese, Original Title: O Uso de Realidade Virtual Como Ferramenta Complementar no Ensino dos Circuitos Eletricos no Ensino Medio.

Fabrizzio Soares
Fabrizzio Soares
Associate Professor and CS Chair

Fabrizzio Soares is a professor of Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering at INF/UFG. His research interests include Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning and Programming topics. He is the leader of the Pixellab group, which develops solutions for accesibilty, Precision Agriculture, and Interactive Systems.

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