Virtual Reality Technology and Its Impact on Teaching Phonetics

Author: Prof. Dr. Amani Abdulaziz Aldawood, College of Languages and Translation, University of Jeddah, Jeddah City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Organization: Highly Innovative Unique Foundation (HIUF)

Country: Saudi Arabia


It is a scientific proposal for how to benefit from some virtual reality applications that show the human body anatomy in teaching Phonology. It is three-dimensional experience that transcends physical boundaries, taking the student in few seconds into the human body, then allowing him to enter the digital organ. This technology also introduces an accurate body description and its nature, and it is able to highlight the articulatory organ, and determine its location and characteristics. The most important values by using the virtual reality in learning are fun, interest and interaction with the aim of evaluating the experience of virtual reality in university education.

One of the most important findings is that the application of this technology in phonology lays a strong foundation for the transfer of knowledge, its evocation and stability, as well as it provides an easy-to-use the electronic alternative to laboratories and models. Electronic application stores include three-dimensional educational applications, these capabilities provide the elements of a virtual environment that can be used as a modern strategy to teach the phonetic structure of the Arabic language and employ it to master the most important skills related to it.