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  1. Students'perceptions of a multimedia computer-aided instruction resource in histology.

    Article - En anglais


    To develop an interactive multimedia-based computer-aided instruction (CAI) programme, to determine its educational worth and efficacy in a multicultural academic environment and to evaluate its usage by students with differing levels of computer literacy.


    A prospective descriptive study evaluating pre-and post-module testing, student usage tracking and a questionnaire survey.


    University of Natal Medical School.


    Thirty-four volunteers from the class of 125 second-year M.B. Ch.B. students who participated in the CAI study ; 13 of these were not computer-literate.


    The study group used the CAI module for 2 weeks as part of the course.

    Main outcome measures

    Post-test scoring and evaluation of questionnaire responses.


    Results of pre-and post-tests show that CAI users'scores were slightly lower on pre-testing (22.1% v. 23.2%), while their post-test scores were higher (65.6% v. 60.7%). Lack of computer literacy did not restrict or hinder students in their use of the programme.

    Responses to a questionnaire completed by all CAI users indicate consensus that the programme helped the students to learn (94%), that it provided important basic knowledge (88%) and that it was a helpful learning experience (88%). All but 1 student wished to have more programmes like this available in histology.



    Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Histologie, Assistance ordinateur, Relation homme machine, Etudiant, Système conversationnel, Multimédia, Enseignement supérieur, Médecine, Evaluation, Informatique biomédicale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Histology, Computer aid, Man machine relation, Student, Interactive system, Multimedia, Graduate level education, Medicine, Evaluation, Biomedical data processing

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0493326

    Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 10/04/1997.