Explore first approach in a virtual and immersive learning environment with ChatGPT

Sara Cruz 1 2 3 * , Alexandre Torres 3, José Alberto Lencastre 3
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1 Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, PORTUGAL
2 Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, PORTUGAL
3 Minho University, Braga, PORTUGAL
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 14, Issue 3, Article No: e202435. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/14639
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Explore first pedagogical approach promotes the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Promotes active involvement on the part of learners with the subject matter, which leads to exploring concepts through hands-on activities fostering a deeper understanding. The use of virtual and immersive learning environments (VILEs) in an educational context has raised interest among teachers and researchers. In this study, we design a short-training course supported by exploring first in a VILE. With this study, we investigate the perception of teachers who attended a short-training course about integrating VILEs in their teaching practice. Quantitative and qualitative methods have been used to collect teachers’ perceptions. Quantitative data were subjected to statistical analysis, and qualitative data to content analysis. The results excitingly reveal teachers’ openness to integrating immersive virtual learning environments in their teaching work and admit advantages. These teachers were interested in using immersive virtual learning environments as educational resources but recognized that they needed training to use them effectively. Therefore, it is thought that exploring first in an immersive virtual learning environment will contribute to distance education by online learning.


Cruz, S., Torres, A., & Lencastre, J. A. (2024). Explore first approach in a virtual and immersive learning environment with ChatGPT. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 14(3), e202435. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/14639


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