ERIC Number: ED160107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Sheppard AFB Computer-Based Education Project.
Misselt, A. Lynn; Call-Himwich, Eileen
This report describes the planning, implementation, and outcomes of the first phase of a project to create and implement computer-based materials for a problem-oriented curriculum in a training program for physician assistants. It examines the underlying causes of the project's failure to achieve the Phase I objectives, and documents them as lessons learned and situations to avoid in future projects. The information on which the present report is based was gathered informally; correspondence, documents produced by the Sheppard staff, notes made by consultants during site visits, and interviews with staff members are the major sources of data. Following the introduction, a brief history of major events is given. The subsequent section identifies the four most significant outcomes or problem areas, and analyzes their causes. The final section gives a summary of the major outcomes, briefly states some additional outcomes, and gives an overall assessment of the Phase I effort. Appendices include the request for training research, the Problem-Oriented Medical Curriculum (POMC) implementation plan, the POMC evaluation plan, and the proposal for Phase II. (VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.