IJCRR - 7(8), April, 2015
EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPUTER AIDED TEACHING, AS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL BOARD TEACHING, AMONG MEDICAL UNDERGRADUATES OF UDAIPUR
Author: Jarinabanu T., K. Prabhakaran
Introduction: Even though it is a well known fact that computer aided teaching methods like power point presentations are far more advanced, popular and superior to traditional teaching methods like board teaching, there is always a constant debate among medical teachers and students about the best method for medical undergraduates. So an attempt has been made to find out the student’s perspective, the popular teaching methods among them, the reasons for the popularity, the students view of advantages and disadvantages of board and computer aided teaching through a student feedback.
Aims and Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of computer aided teaching with board teaching through a student feedback, to find out the advantages, disadvantages of computer aided teaching and board teaching through a student’s perspective and finally to find out the student’s preference of best teaching tool for them.
Materials and Methods: 98 medical undergraduate students belonging to first year MBBS course of GMCH, Udaipur formed the subjects for the current study. All the students were given a standard MEU questionnaire used for microteaching for collecting their feedbacks.
Results: 95.92% preferred computer aided teaching method like power point presentation for understanding difficult concepts/ topic where as only 4 students that is 4.08% of students preferred board teaching. 97 students out of 98 that is, 98.98% of students mentioned that, maximum interest was generated in the topic, when both power point presentation and board teaching methods were combined together. 83 students out of 98 students that is, 84.69% preferred a combined teaching method for regular anatomy lectures.
Keywords: Computer aided teaching, Power point presentation, Board teaching
Jarinabanu T., K. Prabhakaran. EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPUTER AIDED TEACHING, AS COMPARED TO TRADITIONAL BOARD TEACHING, AMONG MEDICAL UNDERGRADUATES OF UDAIPUR International Journal of Current Research and Review. 7(8), April, 53-55
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