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VERITAS: Mind-mapping in Virtual Reality

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Publication date28/06/2021
Host publication2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781734899528
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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Name2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN)


Inquiry based learning is a modern and innovative learning strategy that aims to stimulate students’ interest in a topic and target Bloom’s higher order cognitive process. Reflective tasks, such as mind mapping, support inquiry-based learning. Virtual Reality (VR) presents novel opportunities to help scaffold reflective tasks in inquiry-based learning by supporting use of the 3D space which is not available via existing 2D mind mapping applications. In this paper we present VERITAS, a VR application for mind-mapping based reflective tasks operating on the low-cost Oculus Go device. We discuss the interaction design for the mind-mapping task and evaluate the system from a usability perspective. Our results show that novice participants are able to learn how to use the interactions quickly and utilize them effectively to build mind-maps in 3D. VERITAS establishes the usability of VR and essential interactions to successfully perform abstract and complex reflective tasks like mind-mapping.