Title: Instructional multimedia programs for self-directed learning in undergraduate and postgraduate training in orthodontics
Authors: Aly, Medhat ×
Willems, Guy
Carels, Carine
Elen, Jan #
Issue Date: Feb-2003
Publisher: Munksgaard
Series Title: European Journal of Dental Education vol:7 issue:1 pages:20-6
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to develop and evaluate an interactive multimedia courseware package in orthodontics and to provide dental undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interactive means of self-study and self-evaluation. METHODS: A commercially available software authoring system was used to develop the courseware package. The courseware was presented for evaluation through a questionnaire to four different groups of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Each group consisted of 25 students. The first three groups were third, fourth, and fifth year of dental curriculum at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. The fourth group comprised postgraduate students. A one-way ANOVA was carried out in order to check for statistical differences, whereas a Scheffe's test was used in order to locate the statistical differences between groups. The p value was set at 0.05. RESULTS: The majority of undergraduate and postgraduate students in this study were very enthusiastic about this form of educational approach (74/100) because it was experienced as very helpful in understanding the orthodontic curriculum more efficiently (98/100). CONCLUSIONS: The program provides both undergraduate and postgraduate dental students with a useful interactive means of self-study and self-evaluation.
ISSN: 1396-5883
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthodontics
Education and Training
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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