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.
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: LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA. - ISSN 0033-8362. - 74:3(1987 Sep), pp. 225-229.
|Titolo:||Computerized instruction. Preliminary analysis of the experience at the Institute of Radiological Sciences of the University of Milan|
BELLOMI, MASSIMO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Learning; Microcomputers; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Education, Medical, Graduate; Radiology; Italy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-1987|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|