Explore the use of Virtual/Augmented Reality in the Classroom and Impact on Learning Outcomes

Location: Adelaide, SA or Melbourne, VIC

Duration: 5 months

Project Background

TFE Solutions is the market leader in VR/AR for Government and Education. Utilising our technology in conjunction with our partner schools we’re seeking an education focused PhD student to conduct research on the quantifiable impacts of VR/AR in the classroom. This research will be used as a reference for the pedagogical impact of VR/AR and further justify the use of this emerging and largely innovative technology in the classroom.

Research to be Conducted

Quantify the impacts of VR/AR in the classroom:

  • How does this technology boost engagement with students?
  • Will this technology change students results in key areas?
  • How does this differentiate from student to student? etc.

Skills Required

If you’re a PhD student and meet some or all the below we want to hear from you. We strongly encourage women, indigenous and disadvantaged candidates to apply:

  • Background in STEM education
  • Technical know-how re virtual and augmented reality
  • Programming, coding and IT infrastructure

Expected Outcomes

A report that identifies the quantifiable differences between a classroom that incorporates VR/AR and a classroom that does not. Key areas of improvement, results-based outcomes.

Additional Details

The intern will receive $3,000 per month of the internship, usually in the form of stipend payments.

It is expected that the intern will primarily undertake this research project during regular business hours, spending at least 80% of their time on-site with the industry partner.  The intern will be expected to maintain contact with their academic mentor throughout the internship either through face-to-face or phone meetings as appropriate.

The intern and their academic mentor will have the opportunity to negotiate the project’s scope, milestones and timeline during the project planning stage.

Applications Close

15 January 2020

Reference

APR – 1173