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A classroom deployment of a haptic system for learning cell biology

Tokatli, O., Tracey, M., Hwang, F. ORCID:, Barrett, N. ORCID:, Jones, C. ORCID:, Johnson, R., Webb, M. and Harwin, W. ORCID: (2018) A classroom deployment of a haptic system for learning cell biology. In: Eurohaptics 2018, 13-16 Jun 2018, Pisa, Italy. (Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volumes 10893 and 10894)

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The use of haptic systems in the classroom for enhancing science education is an underexplored area. In the education literature, it has been reported that certain concepts in science education are difficult for students to grasp and, as a result, misconceptions can be formed in the students' knowledge. We conducted a study with 62 Year 8 (typically 12-13 years old) students who used a haptic application to study cell biology, specifically the concept of diffusion across a cell membrane. The preliminary analysis of the feedback from the students suggests opportunities for haptic applications to enhance their learning, and also highlights a number of points to consider in the design of the application, including the choice of haptic interface and the design of the virtual environment.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:76658
Uncontrolled Keywords:Haptic and Education, Haptic Diffusion Simulation, Haptic Rendering
Additional Information:The project "3D Learning in a Rich, Cooperative Haptic Environment" is supported by The Leverhulme Trust.


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