The Design and Evaluation of Virtual Situation Role-Playing

December 12, 2006


Conventional education of medicine is mostly based on lectures because it is a subject with structural knowledge. The mastery of the subject relies heavily on learners’ memorization and use of references. The content is mostly categorical and indexical, compiled in bulky professional directories and dictionaries within its own chapters and sections so that it can be easily searched and referenced. In the medical profession, precision is a necessity and an obligation because human life is at stake. However, the customary repetitive style of teaching, and progressive recitation toward effectual learning can easily cause the regression of learning motivation.

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