This paper reports on a project to support bioscience learning of pharmacology in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. We designed an agent-based learning environment that represents the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in pharmacology. To evaluate nursing students learning with the proposed agent-based environment, we conducted a quasi-experimental study. The results revealed that nursing students who learned with the agent-based environment gained significantly higher conceptual knowledge within the key concepts of pharmacology comparing to students who learned via lecture-based curriculum. These findings suggest an advantage with implementing explanatory agent-based models that point out the essential mechanisms underlying pharmacological phenomena in nursing education.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
|Published - 1 Jan 2018
|13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 2018 → 27 Jun 2018
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science (miscellaneous)