Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science


School of Computer Science and Engineering

First Reader/Committee Chair

Hou, Yunfei


This paper presents the development of a new learning platform in Virtual Reality to create a more immersive and intuitive learning experience for introduction of programming courses at an intermediate level. This platform is designed to create a central hub for interactive courseware and facilitate distance learning in our post COVID world. Utilizing Virtual Reality, the application teaches specific topics in Computer Science using scripted animations, tutorials, and interactive games. A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the user experience and learning outcomes. Participants of this study reported they were more engaged and motivated in learning programing concepts. We found the virtual learning modules helped to explain abstract concepts and provided better hands-on experiences.