ERIC Number: EJ724652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Psychology Student Opinion of Virtual Reality as a Tool to Educate about Schizophrenia
Tichon, Jennifer; Loh, Jennifer; King, Robert
International Journal on E-Learning, v3 n4 p40-46 2004
Virtual Reality (VR) techniques are increasingly being used in e-health education, training and in trial clinical programs in the treatment of certain types of mental illness. Undergraduate psychology student opinion of the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to teach them about schizophrenia at the University of Queensland, was determined with reference to 3 general teaching objectives. Their ratings and comments concerning different aspects were used to evaluate the VR techniques and make suggestions concerning the delivery of undergraduate psychology teaching programs. The results also indicate the enormous potential significance in using VR in educating students about schizophrenia and psychosis.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Computer Simulation, Schizophrenia, Mental Disorders, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Health Education, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia