Using VR in Industrial Maintenance Classrooms

Dr. Maribeth Gandy Coleman
Kyle Leinart, Catherine Yang, Irene Ong, Alyssa Rumsey

Our goal for this master's project is to explore the use of an instructional design framework for VR-based learning in an industrial maintenance classroom and to investigate its effects on student learning and motivational outcomes. We aim to contribute to a more thorough understanding of VR systems in educational environments, supporting its adoption and offering a more solid foundation for future research on the educational applications of VR.

Maribeth Gandy

We are a team of interactive media experts that includes computer scientists, electrical engineers, and graphic artists. IMTC is a multimedia research center at the The Georgia Institute of Technology. IMTC has grown and adapted to meet the needs of business and industry in the USA and abroad by developing and using multimedia technology for enhancement of their core business. IMTC's mission is to assist companies in developing advanced multimedia systems while educating students in multimedia technologies and techniques.

The center also works closely with faculty in a number of other units at Georgia Tech and with numerous other organizations that share and support multimedia technology. For example, IMTC collaborates with The Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology, a joint research effort that includes Georgia Tech, Emory University, the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia State University, and The University of Georgia.