Inven!RA Architecture for Sustainable Deployment of Immersive Learning Environments

Leonel Morgado*, António Coelho, Dennis Beck, Christian Gütl, Fernando Cassola, Ricardo Baptista, Maria van Zeller, Daniela Pedrosa, Tiago Cruzeiro, Duarte Cota, Ricardo Grilo, Eliane Schlemmer

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Abstract

The objective of this work was to support the sustainable deployment of immersive learning environments, which face varied obstacles, including the lack of support infrastructures for active learning pedagogies. Sustainability from the perspective of the integration of these environments in educational practice entails situational awareness, workload, and the informed assessment ability of participants, which must be supported for such activities to be employed in a widespread manner. We have approached this wicked problem using the Design Science Research paradigm and produced the Inven!RA software architecture. This novel result constitutes a solution for developing software platforms to enable the sustainable deployment of immersive learning environments. The Inven!RA architecture is presented alongside four demonstration scenarios employed in its evaluation, providing a means for the situational awareness of immersive learning activities in support of pedagogic decision making.
Original languageEnglish
Article number857
JournalSustainability
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2023

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