Supporting handheld technologies in a medical school curriculum: lessons from three years of design, development and implementation

@article{Relan2004SupportingHT,
  title={Supporting handheld technologies in a medical school curriculum: lessons from three years of design, development and implementation},
  author={Anju Relan and Neil Parker and Soma Wali and Gretchen Guiton and Cha Chi Fung},
  journal={The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education, 2004. Proceedings.},
  year={2004},
  pages={51-58}
}
As PDA's becomes increasingly accepted in clinical settings, medical schools are following suit by requiring or recommending PDA's to enhance students' clinical knowledge and skills. This paper examines the implementation of a PDA requirement at a leading US based medical school over three years. It explicates the complexity of diffusing a nomadic technology even in an educational environment generally receptive to new technologies. The outcomes of three years of specialized design and… CONTINUE READING

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