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Richardson, Daniel – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
This opinion statement points out some of the considerations and pitfalls in using virtual reality computer programs in the teaching of life sciences. Emphasis is placed on the possibility of such programs leading to reductionist thinking including how reductionist thinking could foster the formation of misconceptions. Negative feedback is used as…
Descriptors: Evidence, Computer Simulation, Physiology, Science Instruction
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Richardson, Daniel; Birge, Barbara – Advances in Physiology Education, 1995
Describes a project designed to introduce andragogical methods into elementary physiology courses, and to compare student perceptions and learning outcomes with those of a separate section of the same course taught by pedagogical principles. Results indicated that students preferred the combined pedagogical and andragogical approach over the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Andragogy, Higher Education, Instructional Systems
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Richardson, Daniel – Advances in Physiology Education, 1997
Compares student perceptions and learning outcomes of computer-assisted instruction with those of traditional didactic lectures. Class representatives indicated that students did not perceive computer instruction as being time effective. However, exam scores from computer laboratory questions were significantly higher than those from either…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction, Higher Education