Campus Units

Veterinary Pathology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

9-20-2006

Journal or Book Title

Educational Technology Research and Development

Volume

55

Issue

5

First Page

499

Last Page

520

DOI

10.1007/s11423-006-9003-8

Abstract

Three related studies replicated and extended previous work (J.A. Danielson et al. (2003),Educational Technology Research and Development, 51(3), 63–81) involving the Diagnostic Pathfinder (dP) (previously Problem List Generator [PLG]), a cognitive tool for learning diagnostic problem solving. In studies 1 and 2, groups of 126 and 113 veterinary students, respectively, used the dP to complete case-based homework; groups of 120 and 199, respectively, used an alternative method. Students in the dP groups scored significantly higher (p = .000 and .003, respectively) on final exams than those in control groups. In the third study, 552 veterinary students responding to a questionnaire indicated that the dP’s gating and data synthesis activities aided learning. The dP’s feedback and requirement of completeness appear to aid learning most.

Comments

This accepted manuscript is an article from Educational Technology Research and Development, October 2007, 55(5); 499-520. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11423-006-9003-8."

Copyright Owner

Asssociation for Educational Communications and Technology

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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