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Video Game Mechanics for Fostering Medical Learning with Dr. Eric Gantwerker – Level Ex

Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine. This episode will cover the psychology behind game design in medical learning.

Dr. Eric Gantwerker is the medical director of Level Ex games which include Cardio Ex, Pulm Ex, Airway Ex, and Gastro Ex. Gaming is a great way to inspire attention and active learning in medicine but also one we rarely use in education. Today’s episode will cover some of the psychology and research behind game design in medical learning.

  • Intro
  • 2:55 Gaming as an Active Learning Strategy for Medical Students
  • 11:39 Why Students (and Teachers) Should Consider Adding Gamified Curriculum in Medicine
  • 15:48 Game Design for Education & for FUN!
  • 22:00 Games and Apps for Medical Student Education

Resources

Chase DiMarco at the Florida Mensa Regional Gathering
Twine
Polycraft
EcoMUVE
Fold.it
Microbe Invader
Habatica
Prognosis
The Body VR
Touch Surgery
Plague Inc, Bio Inc
Unity

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