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dc.contributor.authorCamilleri, Vanessa-
dc.contributor.authorDingli, Alexiei-
dc.contributor.authorMontebello, Matthew-
dc.identifier.citationCamilleri, V., Dingli, A., & Montebello, M. (2017). Empowering citizens through virtual and alternate reality. In R. Luppicini, & R. Baarda (Eds.), Digital media integration for participatory democracy (pp. 188-203). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-2463-2.ch009.en_GB
dc.description.abstract2016 is the year when virtual and augmented reality takes a boost. We’ve already seen various Virtual reality (VR) headsets being released and Microsoft new Hololens is finally being realised thus paving the way for Augmented Realities (AR). In this chapter, we will explore further the use of VR in two particular domains in which governments are facing difficulties. The first topic is related to disorders and in the second domain we will consider migration. We will do this by creating new VR experiences, which present to the users alternative realities. The context we will be looking at is that of teacher training. As teaches they cannot fully comprehend what an autistic child or a child migrant experiences simply because they haven’t lived through that experience themselves. Thus we have created an innovative interfaculty collaboration at the University of Malta aimed at addressing this challenge. Previous studies into the importance of VR for teaching and learning, have described the ways in which people immersed in this alternative reality have been affected.en_GB
dc.publisherIGI Globalen_GB
dc.subjectVirtual realityen_GB
dc.subjectAlternate reality gamesen_GB
dc.titleEmpowering citizens through virtual and alternate realityen_GB
dc.title.alternativeDigital media integration for participatory democracyen_GB
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