Integrating human-computer interaction in veterinary medicine curricula

Parchoma, Gale and Taylor, S. M. and Naylor, J. M. and Abutarbush, S. M. and Lohmann, K. and Schwarz, K. and Waldner, C. and Porterfield, S. and Schmon, C. L. and Polley, L. and Clark, C. (2007) Integrating human-computer interaction in veterinary medicine curricula. In: Enhancing learning through human-computer interaction. Idea Group, Hershey, Penn., pp. 204-219. ISBN 9781599043289

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This chapter discusses contemporary global challenges facing veterinary educators and summarizes some of the economic, social, political, and technical pressures underlying curricular change initiatives. Integrating human computer interaction (HCI) into veterinary medical curricula, as a strategy for implementing pedagogical transformation, is reviewed. Computer-assisted learning (CAL) projects recently developed by a veterinary medical college are described. Results of studies evaluating the effectiveness of CAL approaches to HCI integration within the veterinary medical curricula are reported. Future research directions are proposed.

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This chapter begins with a meta-analysis of the challenges facing veterinary medical educators across the globe, including the impact of the best evidence medical education (BEME) movement in the European Union and the associated evidence-based medical education (EME) trend in North America. Results of two empirical comparative studies of student achievement in traditional classrooms and electronic learning environments are reported. The chapter underwent review from two expert referees. It is the eighth chapter in Enhancing Learning through Human-Computer Interaction, an internationally authored Premier Reference Resource, published in the United States and the United Kingdom by Idea Group. As first author for this article, my contribution was two-thirds of the completed work. 'Editor's Note: The impressive authorship of this chapter gives rise to a clear, coherent, and well researched topic. Moreover, the points of interest lie in the effectiveness of the HCI components and how this interaction has improved students' learning. RAE_import_type : Chapter in book RAE_uoa_type : Education
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