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Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2016 Dec 20;30:455. eCollection 2016.

Designing and assessing fixed dental prostheses 2 multimedia-based education in dentistry students.

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1
Assistant Professor, Medical Education Research Center (MERC), Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran, & Department of Fixed Prostheses, Dentistry School, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. drjahandideh5@gmail.com.
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Instructor, Medical Education Research Center (MERC), Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. roohi_balasi@yahoo.com.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, Dentistry School, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. dr.bardia_vad@yahoo.com.
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Assistant Professor, Medical Education Research Center (MERC), Education Development Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. i_dadgaran@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Background: Above all methods effective learning results from decent training, acquired in the proper environment and encouraging creative methods. Computer-assisted training by educational software is considered a fundamental measure to improve medical and dentistry education systems. This study aims to design and assess fixed dental prostheses via 2 multimedia instructional contents at the Guilan dentistry school. Methods: This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study. First off, the instructional content was analyzed. The software used to produce multimedia was the iSpring suite Ver.7.0. After designing the instructional multimedia, this software was loaded by LMS. Sixty-nine dentistry students in the 5th semester at Guilan Dentistry School were selected via convenience sampling. At the end of the course, a structured questionnaire containing 26 items were handed to the students to evaluate the instructional multimedia quality. Results: Mean ±SD age was 24.68±3.24 years, 43 were women (62.4%) and 26 were men (37.6%) -the majority of 76.8% used the internet at home. A portion of 33.3% were inclined to use multimedia and the internet with in-person training. About 60% declared that multimedia quality as being good. Conclusion: the instructional multimedia designs which are compatible with lesson objectives and audiovisual facilities can have a great effect on the student's satisfaction. Preparing instructional multimedia makes the instructional content easily accessible for students to be able to review it several times at the proper opportunity and if presented through LMS they would be able to study the lesson subject wherever and whenever accessing the internet.

KEYWORDS:

Dental Prostheses; Dentistry; Education; Multimedia

PMID:
28491830
PMCID:
PMC5419243

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