Virtual Field Trip
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The purpose of the current investigation is to continue validating the Psychometric Properties of the Spatial Ability Self Efficacy Scale (SASES) in virtual Immersive Environments (VIE). Previously, we tailored the SASES to increase the prediction of students’ performance and retention in environments with spatial frameworks. Although the results of the study showed high reliability of the Spatial ability self-efficacy scale, a gap remains in our understanding surrounding VIE. The need to investigate the SASES in VIE is immediate. This pilot study investigates the impact of VIE on students SASES through the instructional tutorial, simulation activity, and matching game. A sample of 7 college students was assigned to measure satisfaction and spatial ability. The results of the pilot study showed that students’ overall satisfaction for using VIE was very positive, and the amount of the time spent in VIE positively correlated with spatial ability.