A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE PERCEPTION OF THE VIRTUAL TOUR MEDIA ON THE INTERNET NETWORK AND THE REAL
SITE VISIT IN ACADEMIC PLACE
Thanaphumi Songthanapithak¹* and Nawapat Karaket¹
39 Moo 1, Klong 6, Khlong Luang Pathum Thani 12110
¹ Faculty of Mass Communication Technology RMUTT, Thailand.
*Corresponding author: Thanaphumi Songthanapithak e-mail: email@example.com
Keywords: Perceptions, Media, Virtual tour, Real site visit, Photo editing
Poster presentation video: https://youtu.be/xwvEBrDIch4
The study aims to compare the perception of the virtual tour media, the technology features the display of images or real environments in a 360-degree view that enables surround panoramic view as well as editing images more attractive, on the internet to promote the public relations of the Faculty of Mass Communication Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, to whom interested in further study in the faculty or to general visitors. The media includes both interior views of the building such as classrooms, laboratories and computer rooms, and exterior views of the building such as building entrance, recreation area and car park, through replicating all places of the site as same as real visit without the arrival at the real site, in form of a virtual tour, in order to reduce travel consumption and to create social distancing practice as well as providing an option of visiting the Faculty of Mass Communication Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. The study compares the perception of a visit from 40 students, who are in Matthayom 6 level and consider to further their study for bachelor degree, of the Thanyarat School, Pathumthani province through the distribution of questionnaires. In this study, a sample of 20 participants visited the real site where is designated for visiting, whereas another sample of 20 participants visited the site through the virtual reality media on the internet network of the school. After the visit, participants were asked to complete the questionnaire. The data analysis applied on the study are the descriptive statistics; the arithmetic mean and the standard deviation, and an inferential statistic; the independent t-test. The result is expected the perceptions of online visitors would be shown at the same level as the perceptions of on-site visitors or the difference ratio of perceptions of two groups does not exceed 20 per cent. It is suggested when an online visit is not different from an on-site visit, a virtual tour of the Faculty of Mass Communication Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi is applicable for an effective visit. From the previous test, the samples visited on the internet network were furthered additional test through viewing six virtual images taken from the GoPro Max Action Camera 360 and adjusted the exposure, vibrance and saturation settings for six levels in order from the lowest to the highest rate in order to examine the most attractive exposure, vibrance and saturation settings of virtual image. It exhibits the settings of exposure and saturation in the middle level, picture 3, received the most attractive.