Participants Needed for a User Study – Teacher-training in VR!


Posted: 16 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4XM

We are looking for pre-service and in-service teachers in Christchurch to participate in a study for assessing if virtual reality (VR) is an effective tool to de-escalate disruptive student behaviours. The goal of this study is to understand the cognitive impact of training in virtual reality.

You would be asked to:

  • Wear a chest strap that will track your heart-rate
  • Wear an EEG headset that will track your brainwaves
  • Wear a VR headset and experience a 360-degree video in VR OR experience a 360 degree video in tablet OR role-play with an actor
  • Fill out some questionnaires

All recorded data will be anonymous as you will be given a participant number. The expected duration of the study is approximately 1 hour. A $25 voucher will be given at the end of the experiment. This experiment could induce cyber-sickness, as is possible with general VR experiences.

This study is being conducted at HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

UC Educational Research Human Ethics approved this study. Ref: 2019/77/ERHEC.

You can make a schedule via this link: (Please copy and paste the link in your Chrome browser)

For more details, or to participate in the study, please contact the researcher: Aishvarya Gopalakrishnan

Further information

Contact: Aishvarya Gopalakrishnan

 (021) 081 07290