COVID-19 saw a decline in international enrolments, 17,000 job loses, and $2.2billion in lost annual revenue for Australian universities. A near-overnight shift to remote learning (RL) was a new paradigm for many institutions that had not embraced online learning previously. This EdD research aims to understand the experiences of university students using head mounted display extended reality technology as a form of RL and to understand its place, if any, in future RL. Employing a Follow-Up Explanatory Mixed Methods methodology under a neopragmatic paradigm, this experiment will compare the participant’s experiences in a traditional video-call classroom with a highly immersive HMD-XR experience and explore these experiences through structured interviews to understand the attitudes and relationships between participant backgrounds and RL.
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