Computer-based training and electronic publishing in the health sector : tools and trends

TitleComputer-based training and electronic publishing in the health sector : tools and trends
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsSchulz, S, Schrader, U, Klar, R
JournalMethods of Information in Medicine
Volume36
Issue2
Pagination149 - 153
Date Published1997
KeywordsComputer-based Training, Developing Countries, Entwicklungsland, Hypermedia, Medical Education, Medizin, Unterricht
Abstract

CBT (computer-based training) applications and hypermedia publications are two different approaches to the utilisation of computers in medical education. Medical CBT software continues to play a minor role in spite of the increasing availability, whereas hypermedia have become very popular through the World Wide Web (WWW). Based on the HTML format they can be designed by non-programmers using inexpensive tools while the production of CBT applications requires programming expertise. HTML documents can be easily developed to be distributed by a web-server or to run as local applications. In developed countries CBT and hypermedia have to compete with an abundance of printed or audio-visual media and a wealth of lectures, conferences, etc., whereas in developing countries these media are scarce and expensive. Here CBT programs, and hypermedia publications in particular, may be a cost-effective way to improve quality of education in the health sector.

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