A visual interactive modelling system as a learning tool

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study of the use of a visual interactive modelling system to investigate issues involved in the management of a hospital ward. Visual Interactive Modelling systems are seen to offer the learner the opportunity to explore operational management issues from a varied perspective and to provide an interactive system in which the learner receives feedback on the consequences of their actions. However to maximise the potential learning experience for a student requires the recognition that they require task structure which helps them to understand the concepts involved. These factors can be incorporated into the visual interactive model by providing an interface customised to guide the student through the experimentation. Recent developments of VIM systems in terms of their connectivity with the programming language Visual Basic facilitates this customisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003
EditorsAllison Rossett
PublisherAACE
Pages2167-2170
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1-880094-50-9
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 7 Nov 200311 Nov 2003

Conference

ConferenceWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
Abbreviated titleELEARN 2003
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period7/11/0311/11/03

Keywords

  • interaction
  • learning management systems

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    Greasley, A. (2003). A visual interactive modelling system as a learning tool. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (pp. 2167-2170). AACE.