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An electronic study guide for problem-based learning

Mooney, G. A., Bligh, John, Leinster, S. J. and Warenius, H. M. 1995. An electronic study guide for problem-based learning. Medical Education 29 (6) , pp. 397-402. 10.1111/j.1365-2923.1995.tb02860.x

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This paper describes the development and structure of an Electronic Study Guide for Oncology (LETSGO) for undergraduate medical students. LETSGO is aimed at clinical students learning about cancer. The subject of the guide is breast cancer and learning objectives cover structure and function, behavioural science, public health and epidemiology and professional and personal values. LETSGO is designed to follow the steps used in problem-based learning. The student is encouraged to carry out individual brainstorming around cases with the issues identified acting as the first step in an educational audit loop. Clear definition of prior knowledge is available by way of interactive features, and hyper-text links to core text and diagrams (including microscopic sections) precede definition of both broad aims and objectives for the module and specific objectives for assessment purposes. Core knowledge is available via hyper-text links. Assessment has three components: open ended questions asking for free text responses linking to ‘model’ answers; extended matching items linking to ‘model’ answers and providing peer-referenced feedback as a bar-chart distribution, and an educational audit loop referring back to the original issues identified at the beginning of the package in brainstorming. Clear mapping throughout the guide is a major feature and the student's progress is clearly displayed at each stage of the guide. The program provides dynamic access to the student's existing knowledge base and stimulates new learning based on the student's own learning needs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; medical; undergraduate; England; medical oncology/*education; programmed instruction;*software
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0308-0110
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:24

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