Online testing as a teaching method, form of questionnaire and knowledge control of the medical personnel
Abstract.This article explores the online testing system with the elements of adaptive learning, developed for assessing the level of knowledge of medical specialists in the key areas of diagnostic radiology. The implementation of this program considers the modern trends of the usage of distance teaching techniques. The main advantages of the online testing system is the possibility of assessing the level of knowledge among the specialists at various stages of education, as well as reduction in time required for self-study, analysis of the acquired results, and ensuring availability for expanding and correction of the database of test assignments. The system is introduces in PHP programming language and interacts with MySQL database, which stores the test assignments and statistical data. The list of questions automatically forms out of the selected sub-specialty based on the compliance matrix that limits the scope of topics and the amount of questions. A set of tags was attached to each of the test assignment, so each user receives a unique set of tasks on the selected subject. The article examines on of the advanced trends of further development of the system – implementation of the methods of adaptive learning, which unlike the traditional methods, is aimed at the improvements of the quality of education by creating an individual education plan. Application of the suggested algorithm allows each user to conduct a detailed assessment of the level of their knowledge, set right priorities, and achieve the desired result, while minimizing their time. Creation of such system will also contribute to the reduction of costs for tuition within the framework of continuing medical education, as well as improvement in the quality of professional training.
Keywords: individual training, self control, education efficiency, questions database, medical education, knowledge control, online testing, adaptive training, education quality, education program
Article was received:18-07-2018
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