Poster

Facilitating Learning of Complex Systems With Transparent Reality Simulations

Time and Location
Poster Session II - Board: II-093
Friday May 25, 2007, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Cynthia Kaschub
University of Florida

Ira Fischler
University of Florida

David Lizdas
University of Florida

Samsun Lampotang
University of Florida

Abstract
Undergraduates learned about anesthesia machine function via either a "transparent reality" (TR) simulation that made internal gas flows and dynamics visible, or an opaque simulation. TR significantly improved learning of component function (p = .004)and system dynamics (p = .013). TR simulations may enable a more effective “mental model” of complex systems.

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