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IT Skills Training

Murphy, J; (2000) IT Skills Training. In: (Proceedings) Teaching & Learning at UCL: The Way Forward 2000. : London.

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Abstract

27-28 March 2000 All universities and faculties face the problem of deciding what level of computer literacy students need to survive on their courses and to succeed in their later careers. The second issue is to find an effective way to deliver training to those who need it. The medical school will be implementing a new curriculum in October 2000. Following the merger with the Royal Free, we will have 320 first year students. Our new course will require a greater level of computer literacy - starting from the first term - and the challenge is to ensure that all students have the skills and confidence demanded by the course. This talk will describe the work we have done over the last three years to design, implement and evaluate an IT skills programme for new medical students. The presentation will focus on the three innovative features of the programme: (i) precourse evaluation of IT skills of all new students; (ii) targeting training to those whose skills fall below a predefined level; (iii) the use of peer tutors to facilitate the workshops. Findings will be presented from a randomised control trial we carried out to see whether this approach results in any measurable benefits.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:IT Skills Training
Event:Teaching & Learning at UCL: The Way Forward 2000
Dates:2000-03-27 - 2000-03-28
Keywords:IT Skills, Peer Tutoring, Medical Students
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care > CHIME

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