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ERIC Number: EJ1202319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
A Practical Guide to Developing Virtual and Augmented Reality Exercises for Teaching Structural Biology
Garcia-Bonete, Maria-Jose; Jensen, Maja; Katona, Gergely
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v47 n1 p16-24 Jan-Feb 2019
Although virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) techniques have been used extensively in specialized laboratories, only recently did they become affordable, reaching wider consumer markets. With increased availability, it is timely to examine the roles that VR and AR may play in teaching structural biology and in experiencing complex data sets such as macromolecular structures. This guide is suitable for those teachers of structural biology who do not have a deep knowledge of information technologies. This study focuses on three questions: 1) How can teachers of structural biology produce and disseminate VR/AR-ready educational material with established and user-friendly software tools?; 2) What are the positive and negative experiences reported by test participants when performing identical learning tasks in the VR and AR environments?; and 3) How do the test participants perceive prerecorded narration during VR/AR exploration?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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