A DBR framework for designing mobile virtual reality learning environments

Thomas Donald Cochrane, Stuart Cook, Stephen Aiello, Duncan Christie, David Sinfield, Marcos Steagall, Claudio Aguayo


This paper proposes a design based research (DBR) framework for designing mobile virtual reality learning environments. The application of the framework is illustrated by two design-based research projects that aim to develop more authentic educational experiences and learner-centred pedagogies in higher education. The projects highlight the first two phases of the DBR framework, involving the exploration of mobile virtual reality (VR) to enhance the learning environment, and the design of prototype solutions for the different contexts. The design of the projects is guided by a set of design principles identified from the literature.


Virtual Reality; Simulation; Mobile learning; Heutagogy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.3613