Comparison of computer-based and paper-based imagery strategies in learning anatomy
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 457–464, September 2005
How to Cite
Khalil, M.K., Johnson, T.E. and Lamar, C.H. (2005), Comparison of computer-based and paper-based imagery strategies in learning anatomy. Clin. Anat., 18: 457–464. doi: 10.1002/ca.20158
- Issue published online: 16 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 FEB 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 20 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 2 AUG 2004
- imagery strategy;
- anatomy education;
- computer-based learning
This study evaluated the use of computer-based interactive imagery on students' achievement scores when compared with paper-based static imagery. It also assessed students' perceptions about the two imagery strategies and their different components. Sixty-four freshmen veterinary students (50 females, 14 males), enrolled in a comparative anatomy course, volunteered to participate in the study. This study used a pretest/posttest comparison group design and data was examined by analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). A close-ended questionnaire was administered to collect students' perceptions about the two imagery strategies. The mean difference in students' perceptions between the two strategies was analyzed using a two-tailed paired t-test. No significant differences were observed between computer-based interactive imagery and paper-based static imagery in the immediate recall of anatomical information. There was a significant difference in students' opinions toward the two strategies: students perceived computer-based interactive imagery as a better strategy in the assimilation of anatomical information than paper-based static imagery. Clin. Anat. 18:457–464, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.