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Pages: 6461-6467
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

DESCRIPTION OF A SESSION TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF APPS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

Nowadays, there are few researches about the effectiveness of apps in education. With this paper, we want to describe the methodology and the initial results obtained with the first session performed with undergraduate students of Medical Schools in University of Salamanca.

The session lasted roughly two hours and was formed by ten students. We used a descriptive correlational method and the instruments utilized to obtain the qualitative data were a questionnaire and the images recorded and observed during the session. Besides it was necessary to divide the participants in two groups in order to contrast the results between them: control group and experimental group. One of them had to attend a normal class and the other one was going to use an app which describes the anatomical parts of a brain. The results were measured with a knowledge test performed before and after the session. Both groups obtained better results after the experiment, however with the participants of the experimental group, the results were higher than the students of the control group.

It is very complex to measure the effectiveness of mobile apps in education, and although the study suggests that the mobile apps could be a tool to use in higher education, it is necessary to repeat the sessions with different students in order to have more samples which allow to show and verify the effectiveness of apps in education.
@InProceedings{BRIZPONCE2015DES,
author = {Briz-Ponce, L. and Juanes-M{\'{e}}ndez, J.A. and Garc{\'{i}}a-Pe{\~n}alvo, F.J.},
title = {DESCRIPTION OF A SESSION TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF APPS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {6461-6467}}
TY - CONF
AU - L. Briz-Ponce AU - J.A. Juanes-Méndez AU - F.J. García-Peñalvo
TI - DESCRIPTION OF A SESSION TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF APPS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
Y1 - 2-4 March, 2015
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2015 Proceedings
SP - 6461
EP - 6467
ER -
L. Briz-Ponce, J.A. Juanes-Méndez, F.J. García-Peñalvo (2015) DESCRIPTION OF A SESSION TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF APPS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 6461-6467.
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