ERIC Number: EJ773588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Interactive Simulated Patient: Experiences with Collaborative E-Learning in Medicine
Bergin, Rolf; Youngblood, Patricia; Ayers, Mary K.; Boberg, Jonas; Bolander, Klara; Courteille, Olivier; Dev, Parvati; Hindbeck, Hans; Edward, Leonard E., II; Stringer, Jennifer R.; Thalme, Anders; Fors, Uno G. H.
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v29 n3 p387-400 2003
Interactive Simulated Patient (ISP) is a computer-based simulation tool designed to provide medical students with the opportunity to practice their clinical problem solving skills. The ISP system allows students to perform most clinical decision-making procedures in a simulated environment, including history taking in natural language, many hundreds of laboratory tests (e.g., images and endoscopy), and physical examination procedures. The system has been evaluated in a number of courses at three universities, Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden, and Stanford University in the United States. This article describes a study conducted in 2002, with an emphasis on results that pertain to collaboration between students. Results indicate that ISP is engaging and stimulates more active student involvement than traditional paper-based case presentation methods and that students seem to collaborate more easily when using ISP compared to traditional paper-based methods.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulated Environment, Physical Examinations, Medical Students, Medical Education, Computer Simulation, Interaction, Problem Solving, Cooperative Learning, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United States