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ERIC Number: EJ833423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Applications of a Time Sequence Mechanism in the Simulation Cases of a Web-Based Medical Problem-Based Learning System
Chen, Lih-Shyang; Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Weng, Sheng-Feng; Chen, Yong-Guo; Lin, Chyi-Her
Educational Technology & Society, v12 n1 p149-161 2009
The prevalence of Internet applications nowadays has led many medical schools and centers to incorporate computerized Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methods into their training curricula. However, many of these PBL systems do not truly reflect the situations which practitioners may actually encounter in a real medical environment, and hence their effectiveness as learning tools is somewhat limited. Therefore, the present study analyzes the organization of a computerized PBL teaching case, and considers how a clinical teaching case can best be presented to the user. Specifically, this study attempts to develop a web-based PBL system which emulates the real clinical situation, in which a practitioner will ascertain the true nature of a patient's condition over a period of time, by introducing the concept of a "time sequence" within each teaching case. The proposed system has been installed in the medical center of National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan for testing purposes. The feedback received confirms the effectiveness of the training system in allowing users to apply their basic medical knowledge to real clinical cases, and in identifying their areas of misconception in the course of a medical diagnosis. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Athabasca University, School of Computing & Information Systems, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3, Canada. Tel: 780-675-6812; Fax: 780-675-6973; Web site: http://www.ifets.info
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan