Development of a Web- based question database for students' self- assessment

  • Hammoud M
  • Barclay M
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Abstract

Computer-based testing (CBT) for the purpose of the national licensure examination has increased interest among medical students in this modality of testing. The advent of Web-based question-delivery systems for self-assessment and learning has made it possible for students to practice this technology and participate in self-directed learning. Test Pilot(TM) is a Web-based program that provides a fast and easy tool for the development and deployment of online testing. Our objectives for introducing the program were to (1) develop a large database of questions for students' practice and self-assessment; (2) include multimedia tools such as illustrations and short videos to enhance learning; (3) provide a feedback tool for clerkship and site directors regarding student performance; and (4) evaluate this tool in terms of students' frequency of use, students' satisfaction, and its potential effectiveness in enhancing learning.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Databases, Factual
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate -- Methods
  • Internet
  • Program Development
  • Self-evaluation Programs -- Methods
  • Students, Medical

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Authors

  • Maya M Hammoud

  • Mel L Barclay

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