Archive of completed projects IFeL

You will find below a selection of completed projects of the Institute for Research in Open, Distance and eLearning (IFeL).

Virtual Reality and Learning Activities

Project VIRLA (Virtual Reality and Learning Activities) investigates whether immersive Virtual Reality (VR) can be successfully used in distance education. We assess whether it is possible to perform challenging teamwork in a multi-user VR environment.

Head-mounted displays enables social interaction and co-working in immersive 3D-environments. Unlike video conferencing, VR allows for spatial interactivity. In addition, distracting stimuli can be controlled because the screen fills the entire field of vision of the user. Not surprisingly, major companies invest a great deal of money in the further development of the technology. We investigate how group collaboration
in VR compares to video conferencing and face-to-face interaction.

Contact: Dr. Ivan Moser

Duration of the project: 2016 – 2020

Online Prompting in Adaptive Learning

With OPaL (Online Prompting in adaptive Learning) we develop and test adaptive online courses with content whose solutions are unstructured text and are therefore more difficult to measure.

To do this, we use prompting tasks, a form of task in which learners compare their solution with a sample solution. This sensor makes it possible to estimate the accuracy of each task and make recommendations for the following tasks.

Contact: Dr. Egon Werlen

Duration of project: 2018 - 2020