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

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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