The Effects of Virtual Human Body Simulation on Anatomy & Physiology Course Performance
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Abdo, S. & Pashnyak, T. (2011). The Effects of Virtual Human Body Simulation on Anatomy & Physiology Course Performance. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (p. 1000). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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One of the main components of an effective online teaching is actively engaging students, such as using classroom games and simulations (Stieff, 2003; Moher, 2006; Adams et al., 2008; Norton-Barker et al., 2009; Wedig, 2010; Scheintaub et al., 2011). The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of virtual human body simulation use on the course performance in Anatomy & Physiology course. One hundred students were randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group utilized the simulation while the other group completed textbook exercises. Students using the simulation performed significantly better than students who were completing textbook exercises (p<0.01). The features of virtual human simulation, implications of the findings, and future research plans are discussed in this paper.
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