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Education Medicine Games

Medical Students Open To Learning With Video Games 46 46

Gwmaw writes "A reported 98 percent of medical students surveyed at the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin-Madison liked the idea of using technology to enhance their medical education, according to a study published online in BMC Medical Education. For example, a virtual environment could help medical students learn how to interview a patient or run a patient clinic. In the survey, 80 percent of students said computer games can have an educational value."
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Medical Students Open To Learning With Video Games

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  • Biased Survey (Score:4, Insightful)

    by stephanruby (542433) on Thursday August 12, 2010 @02:09AM (#33225362)
    Of course, the medical students would say that, I bet that business students would say the same thing about computer games for their field as well. Who doesn't like games? In any case, we know this method is attractive, now the real question is, can we make games that are good enough for those students to learn anything? And to some extent, I think that we will be able to, but only partly I believe. Making a good game is still mostly more an art than a science, and making a good game that will actually teach something will be doubly difficult.

This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.

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