Development and evaluation of the use of the internet as an educational tool in occupational and environmental health and medicine.
The Internet, and specifically the World Wide Web (WWW), has an important role as a method of learning in occupational and environmental health and medicine.
This paper provides a systematic overview of the demands and merits of this approach to learning in a range of higher education courses in these disciplines.
Drawing on a relevant theoretical framework for understanding how students learn, it describes the design and evaluation of specific resources developed for students to learn using the WWW.
The occupational and environmental health or medicine components of two undergraduate degree courses and of two postgraduate courses were reviewed to determine what learning objectives would be achievable by adapting extant conventional material, or by developing new teaching and learning resources for the WWW.
Depending on the objectives, various learning resource formats were developed including descriptive, interactive (such as case study or data-based), reference and self-assessment.
One WWW based tutorial consisting of an interactive resource with defined objectives, linked to constantly updated, in-house information and external links, was chosen as a representative for detailed evaluation.
Process evaluation was based on student feedback, and outcome evaluation on group reports submitted on completion of the tutorial. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Santé et environnement, Homme, Enseignement, Réseau WWW, Internet, Informatique documentaire, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Etudiant, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Health and environment, Human, Teaching, World wide web, Internet, Documentation data processing, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Student, Health staff, Physician
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0396862
Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 25/01/1999.