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dc.contributor.advisorFurness, Thomas Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Trond Tamaioen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T21:22:43Z
dc.date.available2015-09-29T21:22:43Z
dc.date.submitted2015en_US
dc.identifier.otherNilsen_washington_0250E_14638.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/33983
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2015en_US
dc.description.abstractHuman anatomy is a challenging and intimidating subject whose understanding is essential to good medical practice, taught primarily using a combination of lectures and the dissection of human cadavers. Lectures are cheap and scalable, but do a poor job of teaching spatial understanding, whereas dissection lets students experience the body’s interior first-hand, but is expensive, cannot be repeated, and is often imperfect. Educational games and online learning activities have the potential to supplement these teaching methods in a cheap and relatively effective way, but they are difficult for educators to customize for particular curricula and lack the tutoring support that human instructors provide. I present an approach to the creation of learning activities for anatomy called ontology-driven education, in which the Foundational Model of Anatomy, an ontological representation of knowledge about anatomy, is leveraged to generate educational content, model student knowledge, and support learning activities and games in a configurable web-based educational framework for anatomy.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
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dc.subject3D Graphics; Anatomy; Education; Intelligent Tutoring; Ontology; World Wide Weben_US
dc.subject.otherEducational technologyen_US
dc.subject.otherComputer scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherScience educationen_US
dc.subject.otherindustrial engineeringen_US
dc.titleOntology-driven Education: Teaching Anatomy with Intelligent 3D Games on the Weben_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.embargo.termsOpen Accessen_US


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