EFFECTS OF APPLYING PANORAMIC IMAGE VIRTUAL REALITY TO PUBLIC ARTS APPRECIATION ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE

K.J. Chu, S.C. Young

National Tsing Hua University (TAIWAN)
Most universities exhibit public artworks, but often lack relevant information to go along with the them, and general public cannot learn about these artworks. In addition, few studies have been done on the effect of incorporating technology into public arts appreciation. Therefore, this research aims to develop a Public Art Appreciation System (PAAS) that will provide its users multimedia information and integrate it with Panoramic Image Virtual Reality technology to enhance the experience of appreciating art. We comprised of two sets of questionnaires concerning Panoramic Image Virtual Reality and still images. A total of thirty eight college students participated in the study. The quantitative analysis of the questionnaires was conducted through descriptive statistics between the two sets of variables. Result of this study showed the group of Panoramic Image Virtual Reality had higher scores than the group of still images in learning effects and enhanced learners’ satisfaction. In summary, Panoramic Image Virtual Reality applied in public arts appreciation is a suitable form for teaching in class; still images is a suitable form for previewing the lessons before you visiting the actual artworks.