Pathologists dislike sound ? Evaluation of a computerised training microscope.
Aim-To evaluate the use of multimedia enhancements, using a computerised microscope, in the training of microscope skills.
Method-The HOME microscope provides facilities to highlight features of interest in conjunction with either text display or aural presentation.
A pilot study was carried out with 10 individuals, eight of whom were at different stages of pathology training.
A tutorial was implemented employing sound or text, and each individual tested each version.
Both the subjective impressions of users and objective measurement of their patterns of use were recorded.
Result-Although both versions improved learning, users took longer to work through the aural than the text version ; 90% of users preferred the text only version, including all eight individuals involved in pathology training.
Conclusions-Pathologists appear to prefer visual rather than aural input when using teaching systems such as the HOME microscope and sound does not give added value to the training experience.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement professionnel, Anatomopathologie, Médecine, Microscope, Equipement informatique, Multimédia, Son, Texte, Etude comparative, Homme, Médecin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational education, Pathology, Medicine, Microscope, Computer equipment, Multimedia, Sound, Text, Comparative study, Human, Physician
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0294460
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 27/11/1998.