An E-learning Environment in Cardiology Domain

  • Edílson Ferneda
  • Evandro de Barros Costa
  • Hyggo Oliveira de Almeida
  • Lourdes Matos Brasil
  • Antonio Pereira LimaJr.
  • Gloria Millaray Curilem
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3220)

Abstract

The research reported in this short paper explores the integration of virtual reality, case-based reasoning, and multiple linked representations in a learning environment concerning medical education. We have focused on cardiology domain by adopting a pedagogical approach based on case-based teaching and cooperative learning. Our aim is to engage apprentices in appropriate problem situations connected with a rich and meaningful virtual medical world. To accomplish this, we have adopted the MATHEMA environment to model knowledge domain and to define an agent society in order to generate productive interactions with the apprentices during problem solving regarding a given case. Also, the agent society may provide apprentices with adequate multimedia content support and simulators to help them in solving a problem.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edílson Ferneda
    • 1
  • Evandro de Barros Costa
    • 2
  • Hyggo Oliveira de Almeida
    • 3
  • Lourdes Matos Brasil
    • 1
  • Antonio Pereira LimaJr.
    • 1
  • Gloria Millaray Curilem
    • 4
  1. 1.Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação e PesquisaUniversidade Católica de Brasília, Campus Universitário IIBrasília, DFBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Tecnologia da InformaçãoUniversidade Federal de AlagoasMaceióBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Engenharia ElétricaUniversidade Federal de Campina GrandeCampina GrandeBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Ingenieria ElectricaUniversidade de La FronteraTemucoChile

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