EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH VALIDATION FOR THE USE OF 3D IN TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY

Nady Hoyek, Christian Collet, Aymeric Guillot, Patrice Thiriet, Emmanuel Sylvestre

Abstract

ICAP department of Lyon 1 university developed instructional tools based on 3 dimensional (3D) technologies to assist human anatomy teachers. Three experimental researches aimed to validate the use of these tools. In study 1 we searched for correlations between spatial ability tests and anatomy examination scores. In study 2 we evaluated the effects of specific spatial ability training on anatomy examination results. Study 3 investigated the beneficial effects of using 3D tools during a short term learning session. We found that spatial ability is a predictor of success in learning human anatomy, however the benefits from using 3D tools is not effective during a 2-hours learning session.

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Hoyek N., Collet C., Guillot A., Thiriet P. and Sylvestre E. (2011). EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH VALIDATION FOR THE USE OF 3D IN TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 225-227. DOI: 10.5220/0003337002250227


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu11,
author={Nady Hoyek and Christian Collet and Aymeric Guillot and Patrice Thiriet and Emmanuel Sylvestre},
title={EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH VALIDATION FOR THE USE OF 3D IN TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={225-227},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003337002250227},
isbn={978-989-8425-50-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH VALIDATION FOR THE USE OF 3D IN TEACHING HUMAN ANATOMY
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Hoyek N.
AU - Collet C.
AU - Guillot A.
AU - Thiriet P.
AU - Sylvestre E.
PY - 2011
SP - 225
EP - 227
DO - 10.5220/0003337002250227