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BLASCA, Wanderléia Quinhoneiro et al. New educational technologies in Audiology teaching. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.6, pp. 1017-1024. Epub Apr 23, 2010. ISSN 1516-1846. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462010005000021.
PURPOSE: to develop, implement and evaluate a model of Interactive Tele-education for teaching Audiology, discipline of hearing aids. METHODS: 13 students from 2nd year of speech-language pathology in a public university of the city of Bauru-SP. The program of Interactive Tele-education was prepared, using a 'Cybertutor' (a website-based educational environment). The students received a password to access the theoretical content of the discipline. The deadline was 30 days, the students could access as often as they deemed being necessary. For evaluating the application, we applied 2 questionnaires, one related to the didactic-theoretical content of the discipline of hearing aids and the other one related to the used learning object (Cybertutor). The questionnaire assessed the didactic-theoretical effectiveness of the program of the student in learning and was applied at two different times, pre-testing and post-testing. The questionnaire addressed issues related to Cybertutor acceptance, feasibility and interactivity. For analyzing the results we used the Wilcoxon test (p <0.05) and percentage data. RESULTS: statistically significant differences were found when comparing pre-testing and post-testing with p = 0.016, showing that the Cybertutor provided for the learning of students in the area of Audiology, the discipline of hearing aids. As for the evaluation of Cybertutor, it was found that 100% of students considered it explanatory, and easy to understand. CONCLUSION: Interactive Tele-education of the program was effective as an educational material in Audiology teaching/learning process.
Keywords : Education, Distance; Educational Technology; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Audiol.