Haithem Zourrig Participates in Teaching Scholars Program
Haithem Zourrig, Ph.D., assistant professor of Marketing at the Stark Campus, participated in the Teaching Scholars Program at Kent State University’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Zourrig presented the results of his study, “Effectiveness of Smartphone-Based Virtual Reality (VR) on Students’ Learning Outcomes” at the Teaching Scholars Colloquium.
The study investigates the effects of virtual reality (VR) immersion on learning effectiveness and students’ interest and ability to apply concepts. Findings from the study suggest that compared to conventional learning activities, the use of VR would result in a better understanding of concepts and would motivate students to learn more about the topic. However, the use of VR may not lead to an enhanced ability to apply concepts.
“Being a part of this program means embracing innovative teaching models, being able to design and implement creative methods, new tools and content that could benefit our students and boost their creative potential,” said Zourrig.
Next year, the Teaching Scholars Program will have two new participants from Kent State University at Stark: Younghun Chae, Ph.D., assistant professor of Computer Science; and Amy Damrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of Education.
The Teaching Scholars Program promotes shared scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning. The program is built around collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary faculty colleagues engaging in the scholarly examination of learning. The primary goal supports faculty in the design, implementation and assessment of scholarly projects that identify and create significant learning environments.