Transferability of Computer-Based Learning Materials: Guidelines and Limitations

  • Richard F. Walters
Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)


Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) has only recently been accepted as a viable method for instruction in the health professions. Its acceptance is based on a number of successful programs developed at a few institutions and, for the most part, available only at those institutions or remotely though some network. Only limited experience has been accumulated thus far on the appropriate mechanisms for transfer of those learning materials to other systems.


Program Exchange Learning Material Program Transfer Recipient Site Learning Package 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard F. Walters
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  1. 1.Medical Learning Resources, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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