Share Paper: The Effects of Virtual Human Body Simulation on Anatomy & Physiology Course Performance

  1. Salam Abdo, Flagler Life Institute, United States
  2. Tatyana Pashnyak, Florida State University, United States
Tuesday, October 18 11:15-11:35 AM Kahuku

Abstract: 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 ...