Students have said “My understanding majorly improved – I had felt extremely incompetent before this app – now I feel I know far more and actually understand what I’m looking at in relation to the leads and what they’re assessing on the heart” and “I am very much a visual learner and being able to have learning that corresponds to my needs is amazing. Being able to move the heart and orientate it truly adds the understanding as does the ability to see it all happens at the same time”.
“Because this is a mobile app, we are literally placing the ECG learning resources within the student’s pocket, through their smart phone or tablet, so they can access the material whenever, and wherever they wish,” he said.
“This is particularly valuable for students who are actively engaged in seeing patients. This resource can be used in the hospital ward or general practice clinic, providing mobile, flexible just in time learning.”
Deakin’s Chief Digital Officer, William Confalonieri, said the cARdiac ECG is the first in a suite of projects to provide targeted AR experiences designed to make the way people experience Deakin, richer and more rewarding.
“We see the cARdiac ECG experience as an exemplar for the effective use of AR to enhance teaching and learning capabilities across Deakin in the future,” Mr Confalonieri said.