Interactive Pathology teaching using Electronic Student Response System (ESRS) to 4th year medical students at James Cook University School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Shashidhar, Venkatesh (2008) Interactive Pathology teaching using Electronic Student Response System (ESRS) to 4th year medical students at James Cook University School of Medicine & Dentistry. In: Papers from Pathology Update 2008. p. 1. From: Pathology Update 2008, 14 March 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Successful Learning & teaching of complex Pathology concepts & skills involve efficient two way communication between tutor and learner. This is a challenge for large class teaching with limited teacher time and resources. To over come challenge, I introduced electronic student response system in my pathology teaching sessions to fourth year medical students.

Following successful trial in September 2006, the system has been introduced fully into my Pathology teaching sessions to monitor and improve student participation, motivation and learning. The system handheld student remote control key pads ( integrated into powerpoint program by software ( Students respond to questions presented in power point slides include clinical details with either gross or microscopic images asking pathology concepts. Students respond by clicking appropriate buttons on their remotes. The system collects and analyses student responses and presents graphic display of comprehensive results. System also provides detailed statistical reports on individual student, groups, whole class and on questions.

The system is in use since Sept 2006 and Preliminary data shows overwhelmingly positive student response with significant improvement in student participation & learning.

Major outcomes from the study are:

1. Easy recording of student attendance and participation. 2. Improvements in student attendance, participation & learning. 3. Instant student assessment with detailed statistical analysis & reporting. 4. Instant & interactive assessment feedback & learning. 5. Instant feedback on Feedback on whole class student learning, Effective assessment tool for the student & instructor. 6. Student Progress monitoring and early intervention.

This presentation is to present overview of formative assessment, present tips and tricks of student response system and hands on experience of using the system effectively to improve student learning.

Key words: pathology education, medical education, clinical education, assessments, student response system, student feedback, student motivation.

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Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 03:22
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