ERIC Number: ED162622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Medical Student Authoring of Medical Lessons on PLATO.
Nelson, Charles D.
Computers are intrinsically fascinating to students once they learn what materials are available and become familiar with working on the terminals. The Plato Health Science Network contains an extensive catalog of lessons of interest to medical students and is available to anyone on request; this has resulted in several hundred hours per week of lesson usage. A by-product of this high usage is that students become interested in creating lessons by authoring scripts and programming the computer. Historically this student interest has been discouraged as irrelevant to the process of becoming a physician. However, because of student persistence, such participation has come to be accepted and even encouraged by the staff of the Medical Plato Project. Student participation in authoring has resulted in a substantial number of quality additions to the clinical offerings of PLATO. Specific examples of student work are described, including projects in progress or planned. In addition, contributions of student authors toward faculty involvement in CAI are noted. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Illinois Medical Center
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Development of Computer Based Instructional Systems (Dallas, Texas, March 1-4, 1978); For related document, see IR 006 231