Optimizing conditions for computer-assisted anatomical learning.

J.M. Luursema, Willem B. Verwey, Petrus A.M. Kommers, Robert H. Geelkerken, Hendrik J. Vos

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Abstract

An experiment evaluated the impact of two typical features of virtual learning environments on anatomical learning for users of differing visuo-spatial ability. The two features studied are computer-implemented stereopsis (the spatial information that is based on differences in visual patterns projected in both eyes) and interactivity (the possibility to actively and continuously change one's view of computer-mediated objects). Participants of differing visuo-spatial ability learned about human abdominal organs via anatomical three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions using either a stereoptic study phase (involving stereopsis and interactivity) or using a biocular study phase that involved neither stereopsis nor interactivity. Subsequent tests assessed the acquired knowledge in tasks involving (a) identification of anatomical structures in anatomical 2D cross-sections (i.e. typical Computed Tomography pictures) in an identification task, and (b) localization of these cross-sections in a frontal view of the anatomy in a localization task. The results show that the stereoptic group performed significantly better on both tasks and that participants of low visuo-spatial ability benefited more from the stereoptic study phase than those of high visuo-spatial ability.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1123-1138
JournalInteracting with computers
Volume18
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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  • IR-58716
  • METIS-234953

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Luursema, J.M. ; Verwey, Willem B. ; Kommers, Petrus A.M. ; Geelkerken, Robert H. ; Vos, Hendrik J. / Optimizing conditions for computer-assisted anatomical learning. In: Interacting with computers. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 18. pp. 1123-1138.
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Optimizing conditions for computer-assisted anatomical learning. / Luursema, J.M.; Verwey, Willem B.; Kommers, Petrus A.M.; Geelkerken, Robert H.; Vos, Hendrik J.

In: Interacting with computers, Vol. 18, No. 18, 2006, p. 1123-1138.

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