Authors: Liang Ye, Nai Sum Wong and Joanna Wen Ying Ho
Abstract: This paper describes and critically evaluates the instructional design process for the development of a prototype biochemistry virtual laboratory for teaching and learning for medical students. The designing strategy was essentially based on the ADDIE model. However, many innovative ideas and practical tips are discussed in this paper to illustrate the importance of case specific adaptations. For example, factors such as intended learning outcomes, learning pedagogy and learner’s reactions will be considered. In particular, our research findings emphasize the importance of students’ feedback of virtual lab design during the evaluation stage, which provides valuable insights for the instructional designers.
Keywords: eLearning Instructional Design; Virtual Lab; Virtual Learning; Biochemistry Education