Comparison of Face to Face Lecture, Interactive Internet Based and Computer Based Teaching

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01269775
First received: January 2, 2011
Last updated: January 3, 2011
Last verified: January 2011
  Purpose

The investigators carried out a randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of teaching. These three instructional methods consist of face to face lecture, interactive internet based teaching and computer based teaching (lecture synchronized with presentation).

The hypotheses tested were: a) whether there is a difference between these three methods in knowledge achievement and b) whether there is a difference between Students satisfaction in three groups.


Condition Intervention Phase
3rd Year Medical School's Students
Other: Teaching Methods
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Comparison of Face to Face Lecture Based, Interactive Internet Based and Computer Based Teaching Regarding Students' Knowledge Achievement and Satisfaction: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Tehran University of Medical Sciences:

Estimated Enrollment: 84
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Face to face lecture
The lecturer allocated 1.5 hours for delivering the lecture by using provided slides about the topic and 0.5 hours for question and answer.
Other: Teaching Methods
We carried out a randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of teaching. These three instructional methods consist of face to face lecture, interactive internet based teaching and computer based teaching (lecture synchronized with presentation) regarding medical students' knowledge achievement and satisfaction.
Experimental: Internet based teaching
For providing materials for interactive internet-based group the professor's lecture was converted to an interactive electronic content. This content started with a case introduction followed with asking questions and then based on each student's answer a learning pathway would be assigned to his/her.
Other: Teaching Methods
We carried out a randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of teaching. These three instructional methods consist of face to face lecture, interactive internet based teaching and computer based teaching (lecture synchronized with presentation) regarding medical students' knowledge achievement and satisfaction.
Experimental: Computer based teaching
For providing material for computer-based group the lecture of the same professor was recorded in studio environment and was synchronized with the slides that were similar to those for lecture-based group. Then the lecture and the slides were converted to a CD as a multimedia CD.
Other: Teaching Methods
We carried out a randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of teaching. These three instructional methods consist of face to face lecture, interactive internet based teaching and computer based teaching (lecture synchronized with presentation) regarding medical students' knowledge achievement and satisfaction.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 3rd year medical school's students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • It must be their first experience of the course and they must have no previous elective or obligatory study about teaching topic (multiple myeloma).
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Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 1417653761
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Aeen Mohammadi, Instructor Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Aeen Mohammadi, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01269775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10764
Study First Received: January 2, 2011
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
Health Authority: Iran: Ethics Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014