Date of Completion

Fall 12-9-2022

Thesis Advisor(s)

Jonathan Moore; Bob Day

Honors Major

Business Data Analytics


Business Analytics | Curriculum and Instruction | Technology and Innovation


This study focuses on the applicability of emerging technologies in education. To explore this, our research was conducted through an “Intro To Emerging Technology” course taught by the OPIM Department at the University of Connecticut. The class meets in two modalities: virtual reality environment and video-conferencing platform. Our research explores the learning outcomes produced by the different classroom environments, seeking to better understand the impact of virtual reality in distance learning. The purpose of this is to identify and predict how virtual reality will be integrated into a distance learning environment and understand if it can be used as a mechanism to enhance the student experience. This study is composed of both qualitative and quantitative data. Qualitative data is gathered through a compilation of survey questions, and quantitative inputs are measured during class time. Ultimately, this research can be used to inform decisions related to the future of education in the classroom from a student perspective.