Active Learning Centre: utilization patterns of an interactive educational World Wide Web site.

A. Turchin, C. U. Lehmann

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The advent of the World Wide Web (WWW) provides unique opportunities to transform medical education. Interactive computer assisted instruction has shown promising results but its growth has been impeded by logistical barriers. We designed an interactive WWW site--Active Learning Centre (ALC)--that offers a novel approach to these problems, combining remotely authored databases with computer-generated self-assessment tests. This study analyzes utilization and user assessment of the site. The site was found to be patronized mostly by students and health professionals from English-speaking countries. Users have been pleased with their experience and suggest further expansion of the ALC. Our data have also tentatively shown that their knowledge improved with repeated visits to the site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-631
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings / AMIA ... Annual Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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