Developing a networked VRML learning system for health science education in Taiwan

Chien Chou*, Chin Chung Tsai, Hsiu Fei Tsai

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This study discusses applying virtual reality (VR) and Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) to promote health science education in Taiwan. It first describes the needs of health science education in Taiwan, and the advantages of using computer technology in health science teaching and learning. A networked desktop VR-based system and course-ware entitled "Travelling with Our Food" were developed for health science learning. The design of the course, the development of the system (platform and software), and expert-based and user-based evaluations are reported. Evaluation results, research issues, and possible future work are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul


  • Health science education curriculum
  • Virtual reality
  • Web-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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