Evaluating the Effectiveness of Haptic Visualization in Biomolecular Education - Feeling Molecular Specificity in a Docking Task
2006 (English)In: 12th IOSTE Symposium, Universiti Science Malaysia , 2006, 745-752 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Within the molecular life sciences extensive use is made of visual representations, ranging from sketches to advanced computer graphics, often used to convey abstract knowledge that is difficult for the student to grasp. This work evaluates a new visual and haptic (tactile/kinetic) tool for protein docking in an in situ learning situation by combining qualitative and quantitative methods, performing tests and interviews with students; all aiming at a proper inclusion of visualization tools into biomolecular education. Preliminary results indicate time gains, strong positive affective responses and learning gains from the tasks, however the influence of haptics needs further investigation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universiti Science Malaysia , 2006. 745-752 p.
Science Education Research, Haptics, Protein-ligand docking, Visualization, Virtual Reality
National CategoryEngineering and Technology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-40027Local ID: 52157ISBN: 983-2700-39-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-40027DiVA: diva2:260876
IOSTE XII, Penang, Malaysia
FunderSwedish Research Council