Exploring Immersive Learning: 360° Pictures for General Education Classes (ABU)

SFUVET collaborates with VET stakeholders to develop immersive training, generate insights for future research, and contribute to the digitization of education.


360° picture technology is becoming increasingly popular and is a promising tool for enhancing education, especially for general education classes.


General education classes (ABU) provide broad, practical, thematic, and action-oriented knowledge. The interdisciplinary subject includes the learning areas “Society” and “Language + Communication”. The young learners deal with important questions and problems of the present and the future and develop the ability to understand things and facts, to recognize connections and to describe and evaluate causes and effects. ABU classes help them to develop their personalities and to become responsible members of a democratic society.


(Zwischen-) Ergebnisse und Infos zum Projektstand

In the scope of this research project, an assessment tool has been developed specifically for the “Society” topic area. This tool utilizes interactive 360° images to simulate a vacant apartment, providing young learners with an opportunity to identify and describe deficiencies within the space. The primary focus is on defects that the learners have previously learned to recognize and describe in their ABU classes, emphasizing the responsibility of the apartment owner to address these issues rather than the new tenants.


The research project aims to shed light on the usability and effectiveness of 360° imagery technology for assessment purposes, providing insights into its practicality within ABU classes. The primary objectives are to assess its effectiveness as an assessment method and to explore influential factors such as motivation, affect, cognition, immersion, and flow experience.


Project website:

Virtual Reality in der Berufsbildung und ihre Auswirkungen auf Kognition, Emotion und Verhalten | Eidgenössische Hochschule für Berufsbildung EHB


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