Critical Thinking and Computer-Assisted Instruction

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn L. Blue, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is a popular learning tool in schools of nursing. Studies show CAI is effective in learning complex information; there are mixed results about student attitude toward the use of this learning method.

CAI patient care simulations provide an opportunity for students to make clinical decisions without the anxiety experienced in a clinical setting or the risk of harm to clients. The investigators used CAI for one semester with 26 third year students as an adjunct to a clinical course in a baccalaureate nursing program. Student attitude and critical thinking skills were measured using the Allen's Attitude Toward Computer-Assisted Instructional Scale and the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal Form A, respectively.

Additional Information

Publication
Nurse Educator, 15(6), 28, 32.
Language: English
Date: 1990
Keywords
Computers in education, Nursing education, Computer simulation, Problem solving