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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education - Phoenix, AZ, United States|
Duration: 7 Nov 2003 → 11 Nov 2003
|Conference||World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education|
|Abbreviated title||ELEARN 2003|
|Period||7/11/03 → 11/11/03|
- learning management systems
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.