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Effects on performance of individual versus dyadic practice during an avatar-based three-dimensional virtual home safety simulation.

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Laboratory of E-Learning & Multimedia Research, Bruce W. Carter VAMC. allen.andrade@va.gov

Abstract

This pilot study tests the effects on individual performance of dyadic versus individual practice in a 3D virtual world (VW) home safety assessment. Sixty medical students in three conditions (dyadic spatially separated with paired avatars DPA; individual with avatar IND; and dyadic spatially together with single avatar DSA) participated in a geriatric home safety simulation. The participants, via avatars, conducted an assessment of physical hazards. Participants then worked individually in a separate 3D VW home assessment. Dyadic practice, spatially together with a single avatar (DSA), improved individual performance in the subsequent 3D VW home assessment.

PMID:
23400122
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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