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Multimedia computer technology as a tool for teaching and assessment of biological science

Sewell, Robert David Edmund, Stevens, R. G. and Lewis, D. J. A. 1995. Multimedia computer technology as a tool for teaching and assessment of biological science. Journal of Biological Education 29 (1) , pp. 27-32. 10.1080/00219266.1995.9655415

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Multimedia computer packages have replaced the frog heart and sciatic nerve-gastrocnemius muscle preparations as teaching practicals. The software incorporates high-quality still and animated graphics, sound, and video which together encourage an extensive level of user interaction. Undergraduate students using the packages were surveyed and the overall response was favourable. There was a general impression that they enjoyed the exercises, and they indicated that multimedia extensions helped in the understanding of the theoretical concepts. Student opinion of the packages was not significantly influenced by prior experience of computer technology, nor by a predominant mathematical or biological background. There was a high rank correlation between computer assessment and traditional assessment by written examination. Multimedia computer technology represents a powerful aid in the teaching and assessment of biological science.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISSN: 0021-9266
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:57

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