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ERIC Number: EJ1118651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Advancing Virtual Patient Simulations through Design Research and Inter"PLAY": Part II--Integration and Field Test
Hirumi, Atsusi; Johnson, Teresa; Reyes, Ramsamooj Javier; Lok, Benjamin; Johnsen, Kyle; Rivera-Gutierrez, Diego J.; Bogert, Kenneth; Kubovec, Stacey; Eakins, Michael; Kleinsmith, Andrea; Bellew, Michael; Cendan, Juan
Educational Technology Research and Development, v64 n6 p1301-1335 Dec 2016
In Part I of this two-part series, we examined the design and development of NERVE: A virtual patient simulation created to give medical students standardized experiences in interviewing, examining, and diagnosing virtual patients with cranial nerve disorders. We illustrated key design features and discussed how design-based research studies improved the total learning experience, including the virtual patient (VP) simulations and the instructional features incorporated with the simulations. In Part II, we examine the efficacy of NERVE and the strategy used to integrate the system into the medical school curriculum by field-testing it with 119 s-year medical students, and measuring students' use, reactions, learning, and transfer. We report findings and reflect on lessons learned from the field-test to posit recommendations for improvement and guide the future research and development of virtual patient simulations. [For Part I, see EJ1108013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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