Tarek Mohammed AlHassan AlSamdany
(Faculty of Educational Graduate Studies, King Abdulaziz University, SAUDI ARABIA).
Keywords: Augmented reality; Virtual worlds; Challenges; Schools; Secondary school
There are many potential benefits that virtual worlds may provide for improving learning, collaboration, motivation and therefore, the improvement of the academic performance of students. The virtual worlds may offer new experimental platforms through new interactions perceiving the changeable nature of technology. This study aimed to identify the challenges of using virtual worlds in schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher used the descriptive approach. The scale of challenges within the virtual world's environments was applied to a random sample of 420 secondary school teachers in Jeddah, and the arithmetic averages were used to calculate the degree of challenges in the environments of virtual worlds, and the study reached the following results. It was found that the study members agreed on the physical challenges of using virtual worlds techniques from the point of view of secondary school teachers for boys in Jeddah (mean 4.30) and that the study members agreed on the skill challenges facing the teacher in applying virtual worlds techniques with mean of 4.26. Also, the study members agreed on the financial and administrative challenges in applying the virtual world's techniques with a mean of 4.26. They agreed also on the possibilities of applying virtual worlds techniques with a mean of 3.47. Thus, the researcher recommended the provision of modern applications of devices that enable the application of the virtual world and the necessity of providing specialized courses in the field of virtual world's technologies, as well as providing an adequate budget and making a strong infrastructure that enables the application of virtual worlds in Saudi schools.
Paper ID: 13A12F
Cite this article:
AlSamdany T.M.A. (2022). Potential Benefits and Challenges of Using Virtual Worlds in Saudi Arabia Secondary Schools. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 13(12), 13A12F, 1-12. http://TUENGR.COM/V13/13A12F.pdf DOI: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2022.237