The critical thinking level of generated questions was measured using a revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Participants’ engagement level in different collaboration modes has been collected via survey and open-ended questions and further quantitatively analyzed.
However, medical academics and practitioners have raised concerns about the low levels of critical thinking and social skills of medical students.
In an attempt to fill this gap, our study analyzed the effects of team-based mobile inquiry-based learning environment on students’ critical thinking and engagement level.
Specifically, the study utilized the Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE), a mobile-based Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) generator application, to engage medical students in self-assessment and peer assessment through the question solutions and peer ratings.
Many researchers have suggested implementing activities that improve cognitive skills in medical schools.
In response to this need, medical schools have adopted learner-centered approaches such as inquiry-based learning and have reported positive changes in students’ performance, engagement, and social and communication skills.
Technology has contributed to a more learner-centered environment in the classroom, but there is a lack of understanding concerning how best to implement new technologies in classrooms.
Additional App Features: - 33 activities - Multi-user login - Helpful in-game hints - Answer check without showing solutions - On-screen student scores - Saves student progress - Completion award certificate® helps students succeed on standardized tests today and prepares them for future, higher-level assessments including Cognitive Abilities Test® (Cog AT®) Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG) Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™) Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®) Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS) Cornell Critical Thinking Test (CCTT) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) High Impact Player Assessment (HIP) and many more!
Medical students are not only expected to master an enormous body of knowledge, but they also need to achieve high levels of critical thinking and self-assessment to be successful.