The Effect of Using the Wiki to Learn the Concepts and Terminology among the Students of Pharmacology

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Babak Gholamine 1 , Parastoo Majidi Pour 2 , *

1 Dept. of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Nosocomial Infections Research Center, Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Gholamine B , Majidi Pour P . The Effect of Using the Wiki to Learn the Concepts and Terminology among the Students of Pharmacology, Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 3(2):e77256.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 3 (2); e77256
Published Online: December 27, 2014
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: July 13, 2014
Accepted: November 22, 2014
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Abstract

Information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in modern life. In current study, statistical sample consisted of 46 pharmacy students of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences who had been admitted in 2010 and randomly assigned into two groups for this study. Both groups were trained in two ways. In the beginning and in the end of the training period all students  took a  pre-test and post-test and a month later a test retention was performed. The data collection tool was a researcher made test which was used in all three stages. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the mean learning scores in the experimental group and the control group (p = 0.308) and between the retention scores of the two groups (p = 0.784). Based on the results of this study, the effect of using the wiki on higher levels of learning is recommended.

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