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Development and Evaluation of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality technologies in the teaching of Cardiovascular Disease

Monash Warwick Alliance Education Fund - July 2018 Round

The rise of digital technology is transforming how universities effectively engage students. Whilst the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in higher education is still in its infancy it is an area that is growing rapidly.

Dr Chooi Yeng Lee from the School of Pharmacy at Monash University and Professor Kevin Moffat from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have identified an opportunity to introduce AR technology into Pharmacy teaching at Monash University, and Biomedical Sciences teaching at Warwick. Due to the complex nature of visualisation required, teaching staff are often faced with a major challenge when engaging students in the learning of pathophysiology of a disease, and the pharmacology of drugs use in treating the condition. Introducing AR technology will enrich learning experiences, especially for those who prefer visual and kinaesthetic learning.

The universities will work together to develop AR content including novel interactive learning materials on the cardiovascular system, normal physiological function, the physical consequences of diseases, and the mechanism of drugs used to treat them.

Principal Applicants:
Visiting Fellow:

Mr Zi Siang See, Interaction Designer (Research & Training), School of Creative Industries, University of Newcastle, Australia