An investigation of the effectiveness of instructional media/virtual reality pairing for ergonomics instruction
Edward Lerone Harden, Mississippi State University, United States
Mississippi State University . Awarded
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of combining a Virtual Reality (VR) environment with other instructional mediums for instruction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) awareness and prevention. The goals of this project were to determine the effectiveness of these combinations and to determine which combination maximized overall effectiveness.
The materials combined with VR for use in this study include (1) an instructional video on CTS, and (2) a pamphlet which presents information on CTS awareness and prevention. Using all possible combinations of the three mediums, eight treatment groups were established.
Results indicate that of the eight treatment groups, the VR-Pamphlet-Video treatment group was most effective in conveying CTS awareness and prevention information. Results also indicate that positive results can be obtained from combining VR with other mediums for CTS awareness and prevention instruction.
Harden, E.L. An investigation of the effectiveness of instructional media/virtual reality pairing for ergonomics instruction. Master's thesis, Mississippi State University.
Citation reproduced with permission of ProQuest LLC.
For copies of dissertations and theses: (800) 521-0600/(734) 761-4700 or https://dissexpress.umi.com