Investigating Learners' Attitudes Toward Virtual Reality Learning Environments in Embryology Education

  •  Salsabeel F. M. Alfalah    
  •  Jannat F. Falah    
  •  Nadia Muhaidat    
  •  Mutasem Elfalah    
  •  Orwa Falah    


Embryology is taught to undergraduates in a variety of health sciences, largely depending on traditional teaching methods. The human embryo's development is complex and dynamic, and to digest all the related facts, students are always searching for educational tools to enhance their learning experience. Virtual Reality (VR) is a promising technology that aids in the realization of 3 Dimensional (3D) relations of structures by visualization rather than memorization. This paper utilizes a mixed method research consisting of focus group interviews, followed by a questionnaire to evaluate the current teaching methodology, identify shortfalls of traditional learning tools, and determine how VR may enhance the learning process, and the students' acceptance of introduction of this technology into their curriculum. It demonstrates that a VR embryology system would provide a valuable addition to existing educational tools, which is appealing to users, and has the potential to overcome some of the current methods' shortfalls.

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