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Pen-based Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Teaching and Studying Radiographic Anatomy in Mobile Learning Environment
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, Media Education Centre, Dept. of Applied Sciences of Education, University of Helsinki, Finland ; , Research and Development Unit for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Finland ; , Department of Dentistry, University of Helsinki and University Dental Clinic, City of Helsinki, Finland

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This article discusses teaching and studying radiographic anatomy in a mobile learning environment. In particular, the use of pen-based learning technologies (PLTs) and different pedagogical models as means of designing mobile learning environments are considered. The special aim of the case study described was to analyze the educational benefits and usability of the WebTrace software application, and of a mobile tablet PC with the digital pen. The focus of the research was the radiographic anatomy study module. The objects of the study were 12 dental students. The study combined qualitative and quantitative approaches within an ethnographic research design. The results of the qualitative data are discussed. Data were collected by interviewing dentistry students and using a network-based questionnaire and was analyzed by using content analysis and statistical analyses. This article highlights background of the study and some findings from the mobility viewpoint of the research.

Citation

Vahtivuori-Hänninen, S., Suomalainen, K. & Karaharju-Suvanto, T. (2008). Pen-based Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Teaching and Studying Radiographic Anatomy in Mobile Learning Environment. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3265-3274). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 19, 2019 from .

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