Effects of Gender and Age on Learning Spatial Concepts from a Virtual Reality Game

Jon Chao Hong, Ming Yueh Hwang, Kai Hsin Tai, Chi Ruei Tsai

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Abstract

Spatial ability is recognized as a type of cognition which might influence individuals' learning performance and career development. A former study revealed that there are significant gender differences in spatial ability. Based on the research, the aims of the present study were to explore whether there are significant gender and age differences in virtual reality (VR) spatial game performance. A total of 237 valid data were collected. The results only revealed that there was a significant age difference in VR spatial game performance, but no gender difference. We also found that the Flynn effect might have affected the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
EditorsMark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1206-1207
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538665220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 - Wollongong, Australia
Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018
CountryAustralia
CityWollongong
Period18/12/418/12/7

Keywords

  • age differences
  • gender differences
  • spatial ability
  • virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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