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Using contextual design to identify potential innovations for problem based learning.

Blechner, Michael and Monaco, Valerie and Knox, Isabella and Crowley, Rebecca S (2003) Using contextual design to identify potential innovations for problem based learning. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 91 - 95. ISSN 1942-597X

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We report on the use of Contextual Design (CD) to develop models of the information management, resource integration, and collaborative processes of medical students in problem-based learning groups. CD is a modified ethnographic technique designed to provide a detailed understanding of the user's needs. Although the technique has been used in non-healthcare related fields, there is limited published data on the application of CD within healthcare settings. In this pilot study, we evaluated the feasibility of the CD methodology for this domain, developed an initial set of CD models, and formulated a series of design ideas based on the data. The study helps to clarify the effectiveness and feasibility of CD as well as the limitations for using this method in health-related domains.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Blechner, Michael
Monaco, Valerie
Knox, Isabella
Crowley, Rebecca S
Date: 2003
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Publisher: American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Page Range: 91 - 95
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1942-597X
Article Type: Research Article
MeSH Headings: Cooperative Behavior; Education, Medical, Undergraduate--methods; Faculty, Medical; Feasibility Studies; Group Processes; Humans; Information Management; Interviews as Topic; Models, Theoretical; Needs Assessment; Pilot Projects; Problem-Based Learning; Software Design; Students, Medical
Other ID: NLM PMC1479946
PubMed Central ID: PMC1479946
PubMed ID: 14728140
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 20:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:03


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