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n Acta Academica - An online multiple-choice micro-biology game for under-graduate medical students : a case study

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

Educational games are increasingly used in medical curricula to enhance the process of mastering subject content. Students experience medical microbiology as an exceptional challenge because of unfamiliar terminology and the extensive volume of this field of study. Consequently, many students believe that medical microbiology could be a major contributor to failing an academic year. This article describes the use of an online multiple-choice game to improve students' performance in the Infections module of their medical training programme. The results show that an informal approach to learning may be beneficial to students, even in tertiary institutions.


Opvoedkundige speletjies word toenemend in mediese kurrikula gebruik om die leerproses van vakinhoud te verbeter. Studente ervaar mediese mikrobiologie as 'n buitengewone uitdaging as gevolg van die onbekende terminologie en omvattende volume van hierdie studieveld. Gevolglik glo baie studente dat mediese mikrobiologie 'n belangrike bydraende faktor tot die mislukking van 'n akademiese jaar kan wees. Hierdie artikel beskryf die gebruik van 'n aanlyn veelvuldige-keuse speletjie om studente se prestasie in die Infeksies-module van hul mediese opleidingsprogram te verbeter. Die resultate dui daarop dat 'n informele benadering tot leer selfs in hoëronderwysinstellings van waarde mag wees.

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2012-01-01
2019-11-18

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