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Authors:Petter Bivall Persson: Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden
Publication title:Learning Molecular Interaction Concepts through Haptic Protein Visualization
Conference:SIGRAD 2008. The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme: Interaction, November 27–28, 2008 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Article No.:006
Abstract:The use of haptics is growing in the area of science education. Haptics appears to convey information to students in a manner that influences their learning and ways of thinking. This document outlines examples of how haptics has been employed in science education contexts and gives a more detailed description of an education oriented evaluation of a haptic protein-ligand docking system. In molecular life science, students need to grasp several complex concepts to understand molecular interactions. Research on how haptics influences students’ learning show strong positive affective responses and, in the protein-ligand docking case, that reasoning with respect to molecular processes is altered. However, since many implications of using haptics in education are still unknown, more research is needed.

CR Categories: H.5.1 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: Multimedia Information Systems—Artificial, augmented, and virtual realities; H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces—Haptic I/O; K3.1 [Computer Uses in Education]: Computer-assisted instruction— [H.3.4]: Systems and Software—Performance evaluation (efficiency and effectiveness)

Keywords:Haptics, molecular visualization, science education research, protein-ligand docking
No. of pages:3
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

Petter Bivall Persson (2008). Learning Molecular Interaction Concepts through Haptic Protein Visualization, SIGRAD 2008. The Annual SIGRAD Conference Special Theme: Interaction, November 27–28, 2008 Stockholm, Sweden;article=006 (accessed 4/24/2014)