Share Paper: Utilising activity theory as a framework to evaluate the implementation of a virtual simulation educational tool

  1. Madeleine Shanahan, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University, Australia
Wednesday, June 29 4:00-4:30 PM Junior Ballroom D

Abstract: Virtual simulation is recognised as an important educational tool, providing students with access to learning experiences that that may be difficult to achieve by other mechanisms. Using an activity theory framework and drawing upon survey data, this research examined the implementation of a virtual radiography (x-ray) simulation tool into an undergraduate course. Students report that the technology is easy to use and they benefit by being able to repeat activities in a safe (non-radiation) environment. Having used the simulation students reported an increase in technical and cognitive skills. This study also showed that students value using the technology both as ...