Integrating Human Computer Interaction in Veterinary Medicine Curricula

Integrating Human Computer Interaction in Veterinary Medicine Curricula

Gale Parchoma (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Susan M. Taylor (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Jonathan M. Naylor (Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Indies, Saint Kitts and Nevis), Sameeh M. Abutarbush (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada), Katharina L. Lohmann (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Kathy Schwarz (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Cheryl Waldner (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Sharon Porterfield (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Cindy Shmon (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Lydden Polley (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) and Chris Clark (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-87828-991-9.ch105
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Abstract

This chapter discusses contemporary global challenges facing veterinary educators and summarizes some of the economic, social, political, and technological pressures underlying curricular and pedagogical change initiatives. Integrating human computer interaction (HCI) into veterinary medicine curricula, as a strategy for implementing pedagogical transformation, is reviewed. Computer- assisted learning (CAL) projects recently developed at a veterinary college are described. Results of studies evaluating the effectiveness of CAL approaches to HCI integration within the veterinary medicine curricula are reported. Future research directions are proposed.

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