Panospheres in University Geography Teaching

Václav Duffek, Tomáš Průcha, Klára Vočadlová


volume: 31
year: 2022
issue: 3
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online publishing date: 17/1/2023
DOI: 10.14712/25337556.2022.3.2
ISSN (Online): 2533-7556

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Virtual reality is slowly making its way into the educational process. One of the ways to convey educational content to students in virtual reality is by using panospheres. However, virtual reality is still not widely used in schools, probably due to the lack of teacher training and/or the lack of hardware and software in schools. On the other hand, the effectiveness of the use of virtual materials in teaching has already been demonstrated many times. Therefore, the authors of this article decided to test the non-immersive use of panospheres in a university classroom, for which only a PC or a mobile phone is needed. The results of the baseline research indicate that the non-immersive use of panospheres could bring similar positive benefits as the use of panospheres in virtual reality (better representation of the whole landscape context, increase in student motivation, promotion of critical thinking, better representation of space). Furthermore, it can be determined from the results that students find panospheres more interesting and more suitable for teaching geography than traditional photographs.


panospheres, methodology of geography education

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