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Tapping into the Potential of Peer Tutors

Murphy, J; (2002) Tapping into the Potential of Peer Tutors. In: Hart, I, (ed.) (Proceedings) 10th Annual Ottawa Conference on Medical Education. (pp. 107 - ?). : Ottawa, Canada. Green open access

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Abstract

13-16 July 2002 A challenge facing all medical schools is how to ensure that all students have the skills they need to cope with the demands of their curriculum. Computer literacy is no longer optional - all students from day one need to be able to communicate by email, look up information about the timetable on the intranet, and use an elibrary. As well as they are expected to use standard software to prepare assignments, projects, and group presentation. For the past four years we have run a highly successful peer tutoring project to ensure that those who arrive without the necessary skills have the support they require. This paper will report on the methods (how we recruit and train the peer tutors and how we identify those who need help, how we deliver the training), the costs and the outcomes. We now have data on the IT skills of 1,5000 students.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Tapping into the Potential of Peer Tutors
Event:10th Annual Ottawa Conference on Medical Education
Dates:2002-07-13 - 2002-07-16
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information:Abstract in the Ottawa Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Peer Tutoring; Computer Literacy; Measuring IT Skills
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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