Roesch, A. and Gruber, Hans and Hawelka, Birgit and Hamm, H. and Arnold, N. and Popal, H. and Stolz, W. (2003) Computer assisted learning in medicine: A long-term evaluation of the "Practical Training Programme Dermatology 2000". Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine 28 (3), 147–159.
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In recent years, numerous computer assisted learning (CAL) programmes based on new teaching methods, as for example the principles of cognitive apprenticeship and problem based learning, have euphorically been developed for various medical fields. However, many of these programmes failed due to either low acceptance, economic inefficiency, or, most seriously, problems with the implementation and evaluation in medical curricula. In 1999, the practical training course ‘Dermatology 2000’, an interactive multimedia programme for dermatological education, was developed and completely integrated into the regular dermatological curriculum of five German medical schools. The formative evaluation of an implemented relational database revealed contemporary information about the programme's quantity of use. So far, 3050 students have participated in 6557 lessons. The evaluation of two online questionnaires showed a high learner acceptance regarding the programme's instructional design, ergonomics, and didactical presentation and, after completion of Dermatology 2000, an increased interest in medical education software. A comparison of the objective learning outcome illustrated that Dermatology 2000 students (n = 31) not only outperformed non-participants (n = 7) but also showed a (10%) lower rate of errors in a conventional knowledge test. Additionally, single-case studies demonstrated the increased ability of participating students to apply the acquired knowledge to diagnostic problems. We conclude that the implementation of CAL in present medical curricula can contribute to reformations of medical education. The instructional design of Dermatology 2000 is well accepted and suitable to provide both theoretic biomedical knowledge and clinical skills.
|Institutions:||Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Pädagogik > Lehrstuhl für Pädagogik III (Prof. Dr. Hans Gruber)|
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 370 Education|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||19 Oct 2012 08:12|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2012 08:12|