Journal article

'Net Generation' medical students: technological experiences of pre-clinical and clinical students

Gregor Kennedy, Kathleen Gray, Justin Tse

MEDICAL TEACHER | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: While institutions have been keen to integrate information and communication technologies into medical education, little is known about the technological experiences of the current cohort of so-called 'Net Generation' students. AIMS: This study investigated the technological experiences of medical students and determined whether there were differences between pre-clinical and clinical students. METHOD: In 2006, 207 pre-clinical and 161 clinical students studying medicine at a major Australian university were surveyed. The questionnaire asked students about their access to, use of and skills with an array of technologies and technology-based tools. RESULTS: The results show that a..

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