ASU Researcher Working to Bring VR into K-12 Classrooms for STEM

Published by , September 10, 2018 1:39 pm

( Arizona State University’s Mina C. Johnson-Glenberg, a research professor in the Department of Psychology, is working to bring virtual reality (VR) into K-12 classrooms to promote STEM education. Johnson-Glenberg recently published a paper in Frontiers in Robotics and AI about design guidelines for including embodied movement, or movement that mirrors the content being taught, in 3D learning environments. She is also co-principal investigator on a recently funded National Science Foundation grant to study augmented reality (AR) on smartphones to learn about the electromagnetic waves that are emitted by everyday objects.
“We need to keep engaging youth in science and technology,” Johnson-Glenberg said. “I am working hard to create educational content with VR and AR that draws kids to science and shows them how exciting and beautiful science is.”

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