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Next Generation Computer Assisted Instruction: A Serious Gaming/Immersion Environment For Medical Education
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

We are creating an interactive, simulated "Tower of Learning" for the self-paced learning of Clinical Cancer Genetics by medical students (go to: casemed.case.edu/cancergenetics). The environment uses gaming theory to engage the students into achieving specific learning objectives as a prerequisite for advancement to "higher levels" in the learning hierarchy. Lower levels contain virtual laboratories where students achieve the basic underpinnings of Cancer Genetics. The upper levels apply these principles to clinical practice. A virtual attending physician and four virtual patients enrich each floor of the tower. The pinnacle clinical simulation challenges the learner to integrate all information in the application to demonstrate mastery - to "win" the game. Our hope is that this next generation immersion environment will motivate students to engage the total milieu actively and enjoy the challenge and intellectual satisfaction of mastering difficult material. (Support: PHS)

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Nosek, T., Cohen, M., Matthews, A., Papp, K., Wolf, N., Wrenn, G., Sher, A., Coulter, K. & Wiesner, G. (2006). Next Generation Computer Assisted Instruction: A Serious Gaming/Immersion Environment For Medical Education. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1377-1382). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 19, 2019 from .

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