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ERIC Number: ED562472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Use of Cloud-Based Graphic Narrative Software in Medical Ethics Teaching
Weber, Alan S.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jul 21-24, 2015)
Although used as a common pedagogical tool in K-12 education, online graphic narrative ("comics") software has not generally been incorporated into advanced professional or technical education. This contribution reports preliminary data from a study on the use of cloud-based graphics software to teach basic medical ethics concepts and the human dimension of medical ethics dilemmas in a premedical program at an American medical college in the State of Qatar. Qualitative and quantitative end-of-semester data (open-ended and 7-point Likert scale questions) were collected from randomized control and study groups from 22 total students in a 4-week medical ethics module, half of whom wrote an argumentative essay on a contemporary medical ethics dilemma and the other half who created a 10-15 panel graphic narrative consisting of a real-life doctor-patient-family encounter involving a contemporary ethical issue. [For the full proceedings, see ED562095.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Qatar