Tools for Technology Assisted Learning: Teaching Problem-Solving Skills with Patient Simulations

  • Lynn A. Johnson
Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)


This chapter discusses the need to teach problem-solving skills to dental students and describes the development, formative evaluation, implementation, and planned summative evaluation of the Dental Diagnosis and Treatment (DDx&Tx) System, a series of patient simulations designed to teach these problem-solving skills. A separate discussion summarizes the role of evaluation in guiding the development process of all instructional technology products, with examples provided from our experiences with the Dental Diagnosis and Treatment (DDx&Tx) System.


Pleomorphic Adenoma Summative Evaluation Instructional Technology Patient Simulation Dental Student 
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