Learning Molecular Interaction Concepts through Haptic Protein Visualization
2008 (English)In: Proceedings of SIGRAD 2008 / [ed] Kai-Mikael Jää-Aro and Lars Kjelldahl, Linköping, Sweden: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2008, 17-19 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
The use of haptics is growing in the area of science education. Haptics appears to convey information to students in a manner that influences their learning and ways of thinking. This document outlines examples of how haptics has been employed in science education contexts and gives a more detailed description of an education oriented evaluation of a haptic protein-ligand docking system. In molecular life science, students need to grasp several complex concepts to understand molecular interactions. Research on how haptics influences students' learning show strong positive affective responses and, in the protein-ligand docking case, that reasoning with respect to molecular processes is altered. However, since many implications of using haptics in education are still unknown, more research is needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping, Sweden: Linköping University Electronic Press , 2008. 17-19 p.
haptics, molecular visualization, science education research, protein-ligand docking
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-43857Local ID: 74968OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-43857DiVA: diva2:264717