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VR/Multimedia Synthesis, Phase II
Final rept. 21 Sep 1994-29 Feb 2000
CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA
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The Learning Resources Center LRC, the hub of technology-based educational research at the University of California, San Diego UCSD School Of Medicine, has a strong track record for developing and distributing cutting-edge curricular resources. Under grants from DARPA N00014-93-1-1278 and DAMD 17-94-J-4487 and ONR N00014-97-1-0356, the LRC has spent five years developing Visualize Rcopyright, a virtual environment for the teaching and learning of complex three-dimensional 3D structures in conjunction with large quantities of diverse pedagogic materials. Anatomic VisualizeRcopyright combines 3D models based on the National Library Of Medicines Visible HumanTrademark Dataset with supporting 2D media e.g., diagnostic Imagery, surgical videos to create compelling lessons in anatomy. The multimodal approach Virtual Reality - Multimedia Synthesis is realized as a virtual dissection room where students can directly interact with 3D models and concurrently access supporting curricular materials. Anatomic VisualizeR learning modules e.g., skull, ear, abdomen, and skeleton have been piloted with high school students at Southwest High School a health sciences magnet school in San Diego county, medical students at UCSD, and graduate nursing students at the Unformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
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