Stgoldberg at aol.com
Stgoldberg at aol.com
Thu Mar 16 07:39:06 EST 2006
In a message dated 3/15/06 12:34:17 PM, Glen Bojsza wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone has used Revolution in creating
> 1. A multiple choice quiz stack?
> 2. A multimedia "training" stack ?
> My interest is in the "look and feel" from the user experience and how
> self-contained training modules show flow. I have all the content material
> for several modules but lack the experience on the educational side in how
> best design the courses and test the users.
I am presently converting all the educational CDs produced by MedMaster
(www.medmaster.net) from their original format (mTropolis) to Revolution.
mTropolis, a very useful program which is now essentially defunct in view of its
incompatibility with the new Intel Macs, enabled rapid development of educational
materials. However, I am finding by comparison that Revolution is better,
allowing much more rapid development in view of its powerful scripting language.
The key is to first decide what kind of format you want in the educational
program, which may differ depending on the educational level of the students and
the topic of the course. It would first help to explore existing educational
programs in your field of interest, whether or not they are in computerized or
written format. Once you have decided on what you want to accomplish, the
likelihood is that you will be able to do it in Revolution. I'll be happy to
send you a sample of one or more of the programs I've done. These include:
1. Neurologic localization - a program designed to instantly point
graphically to the areas of the nervous system involved in neurologic deficits.
Teaches the user how to make diagnoses. Contains a laboratory course in
neuroanatomy. (No quiz questions)
2. Ophthalmology atlas - teaches ophthalmic examination, including an atlas
of ophthalmologic diseases (no scoring)
3. Radiology atlas of ophthalmologic diseases - quizzes the student on
radiologic images (no scoring)
4. Cardiology - teaches heart sounds, EKGs, x-rays, echocardiography, along
with a series of quiz questions (no scoring)
4. Review for the Medical Board exams - I'm working on several Board exams.
Each CD includes 1000+ questions, with scoring.
Frankly, I'm amazed at the relative ease of doing this in Revolution. One of
the really nice things about Revolution is the ease of connecting from the CD
program to Internet sites, which should prove increasingly important in
future educational programs.
I've taught medical students for 25 years, which may involve a different
educational approach than other audiences. So the audience and the subject may
influence the design.
Stephen Goldberg, MD
President, MedMaster Inc
stgoldberg at aol.com
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