DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY IN E-LEARNING: A CASE STUDY INTERNET OF THINGS COURSE
Keywords:Virtual Reality, E-Learning, Internet of Things, Application
Studying of Internet of Things (IoT) allows students to understand the concept of computer systems that automatically read input and control smart devices. Using smart farm environment could be a good case study for IoT. Nevertheless, constructing physical smart farm could be problematic since it involves high budget allocation as well as the management, control and administration of the farm and devices. Developing a virtual environment that can depict smart farms could help solving this limitation. In this paper, we describe the process of getting requirements and developing smart farm virtual reality (VR) system. The system models smart farm device monitoring and management through a dashboard as well as allow students to learn their activities in the virtual environment in order to have a deep understanding on the concept of IoT. This research is funded by Research and Development Fund from the Office of the Broadcasting Commission television business and the National Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). The study result can be a guideline for virtual reality application development in other subjects and future study is also recommended.
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