Are 3D virtual classrooms the future of radiology education?

| July 9, 2019

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Can a virtual world instill the same level of knowledge in radiology students as a traditional face-to-face classroom approach? Researchers of a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology think so. “A virtual world is a 3D space reproduced on the screen of a computer, where the user interacts by means of an avatar, a character that represents him or her, moving through the virtual world, communicating with other users, or interacting with the objects of the environment,” wrote Rocio Lorenzo-Alvarez, with Universidad de Málaga in Spain and colleagues. “Virtual worlds are an emerging method used in both traditional classrooms and distance education in disciplines such as health care education, teacher education, and language development.”

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