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Sharing Computer-Based Simulations for Clinical Education

  • Barbara B. Farquhar
  • Kathleen T. Famiglietti
  • Craig J. Richardson
  • Edward P. Hoffer
  • G. Octo Barnett
Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)

Abstract

During the past decade, Massachusetts General Hospital has written and distributed a series of computer-based simulations designed to supplement other instruction in the process of clinical problem-solving. Sharing educational resources is a commonly accepted academic responsibility, and sharing the end products of federally sponsored research and development is implicit in grants and contracts. Sharing computer-based materials can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The purposes of this chapter are (1) to describe three modes of sharing (program transfer, remote authoring, and networking), (2) to consider the costs and benefits of each mode from the points of view of both the originating and receiving institutions, and (3) to describe the evolution of a community of medical educators whose goal it is to enhance sharing of educational resources among institutions. This chapter is an overview of the issues and concerns associated with sharing computer-based educational materials, and it is written from the perspective of an originating or host institution.

Keywords

Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Content Network User Program Content Program Transfer 
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References

  1. Schoolman, H., 1974. Address to the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara B. Farquhar
    • 1
  • Kathleen T. Famiglietti
    • 2
  • Craig J. Richardson
    • 3
  • Edward P. Hoffer
    • 4
  • G. Octo Barnett
    • 4
  1. 1.Digital Equipment CorporationEducational Computer GroupMarlboroUSA
  2. 2.Digital Equipment CorporationMarlboroUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory of Computer ScienceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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