Using a 3D Role Playing Game to Teach Undergraduate Computer Science Students about Health Management Information Systems

ID: 43326 Type: Brief Paper: Other
  1. Paul Walcott and Nadia Corbin Babb, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

Tuesday, June 24 5:35-5:55 PM Location: B1097 View on map

Presider: Todd Cooper, National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Japan

Abstract: In this paper a case study is described in which a 3D role playing game was used to teach undergraduate computer science students about health management information systems (HMIS). Thirty students were asked to complete a pre-test about HMIS in Tanzania. The participants were then asked to play a 3D role playing game for half an hour after which they were required to complete a post-test. It was found that the participants’ tests scores improved in the post-test and that these differences were statistically significant at the p <0.05 level. This case study helps to provide some evidence that 3D role playing games can be used to improve student learning.


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