zspace reality edStudent scores showed significant improvements in understanding of pulmonary circulation to and from the heart, as well as blood circulation within the chambers of the heart, according to new study conducted by Rebecca Hite, assistant professor, curriculum and instruction, Texas Tech University, “Perceptions of Virtual Presence in 3-D, Haptic-Enabled, Virtual Reality Science Instruction.”

The research, focused on mixed reality learning experiences with zSpace, was presented at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) and was conducted at North Carolina State University where Hite was a doctoral student under the direction of Dr. Gail Jones at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Hite was honored on Sunday with “Best Paper” in the Applied Research in Immersive Environments for Learning at the the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in San Antonio for her study, “Cognitive Development and Virtual Presence in 3-D, Haptic-Enabled, Virtual Reality Science Instruction.” Read More