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Title: Computerized instruction. Preliminary analysis of the experience at the Institute of Radiological Sciences of the University of Milan
Authors: BELLOMI, MASSIMO (Last author)
Abstract: Computerised instruction means teaching by computer using a program that alternates information with self-checking multiple choice questions. This system was used to create a fully computerized lesson on the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer which was then tested on a small group of medical students attending the Radiology School of the Milan University Institute of Radiological Sciences. At the end of the test, the students were asked to complete a questionnaire which was then analysed. The computer lesson consisted of 66 text messages and 21 self-checking questions. It aroused considerable interest, though the most common reason was curiosity about a novel system. The degree of fatigue caused was modest despite the fact that the computer lesson was at least as demanding as a traditional lesion, if not more so. The level of learning was considered high and optimised by the use of self-checking questions that were considered an essential element. However no student agreed to sit an official examination, even interactively, using the computer.
Keywords: Learning; Microcomputers; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Education, Medical, Graduate; Radiology; Italy
MIUR subjects: MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
Publication date: Sep-1987
Citation: Computerized instruction. Preliminary analysis of the experience at the Institute of Radiological Sciences of the University of Milan / G. Gardani, M.A. Bertoli, M. Bellomi. - In: Radiologia medica. - ISSN 0033-8362. - ISSN 1826-6983. - 74:3(1987 Sep), pp. 225-229.
Pubmed identifier: 3310136
Type: Article (author)

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