ERIC Number: EJ843499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
A Measure of the Effectiveness of Incorporating 3D Human Anatomy into an Online Undergraduate Laboratory
Hilbelink, Amy J.
British Journal of Educational Technology, v40 n4 p664-672 Jul 2009
Results of a study designed to determine the effectiveness of implementing three-dimensional (3D) stereo images of a human skull in an undergraduate human anatomy online laboratory were gathered and analysed. Mental model theory and its applications to 3D relationships are discussed along with the research results. Quantitative results on 62 pairs were analysed using a doubly-multivariate analysis of variance repeated measures design. Results revealed statistically significant differences in group means for the main effect of treatment groups 2D and 3D and for the variables of Identification and Relationship with the 3D group outperforming the 2D group on both dependent variables.
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Multivariate Analysis, Anatomy, Science Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, College Science, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Programming, Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, College Students, Internet, Computer Simulation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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