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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2018 Vol.8(10): 736-741 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.10.1131

Employing Virtual Reality in Academia

Matthew Montebello and Vanessa Camilleri
Abstract—The importance of the continuous development and education of every professional cannot be authentically reinforced enough in the case of academics as they are the source of knowledge, inspiration and leadership to tomorrow’s professionals. The use of innovative technologies and pedagogies assist in enabling and facilitating the learning process especially in specific circumstances where the learners are educators and the domain is their area of specialization. In this article, we make the case for the pedagogic role of Virtual Reality techniques as part of the Career Professional Development of educators and academics in general. We discuss issues surrounding this concept and present our recommendations, the foreseeable future of this particular application of virtual reality, and draw our conclusions.

Index Terms—Academic training, continuous professional development, CPD, virtual reality, VR.

M. Montebello is with the AI Department, the ICT Faculty, the University of Malta. He is also with the College of Education, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA (e-mail: matthew.montebello@um.edu.mt).
V. Camilleri is with the AI Department, the ICT Faculty, the University of Malta, USA (e-mail: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt).

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Cite: Matthew Montebello and Vanessa Camilleri, "Employing Virtual Reality in Academia," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 736-741, 2018.

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