Virtual Reality, 3D and 2D Learning: A Study in Visual, Interactive Tools in the Field of Medicine.
Abstract: The pursuit of improved patient outcomes through the evolution in medical education is ongoing. Traditional, didactic learning methods are still utilized as a primary modality throughout medical learning. To address deficits in understanding and retention of learning material, experiential learning methods are increasingly employed with some success (Satterlee, 2008, p. 332). Within the realm of experiential learning are visual technologies, such as touch-interactive, 3D and Virtual Reality that offer new ways of teaching typically challenging concepts. The following presentation will cover the impact of visualization-based learning methods in medical education in relation to educational value, collaboration, conceptual skills and engagement. This impact will be quantified by data gathered from exercises in medical education, utilizing a variety of visualization modalities.
Presider: Jim Chen, DoD National Defense University