The Transfusion Medicine Tutor: Methods and Results from the Development of an Interactive Learning Environment for Teaching Problem-Solving Skills Academic Article uri icon


  • Investigations of students and practicing medical technologists indicate that both groups make significant numbers of errors on tasks such as antibody identification. One potential solution to help with this problem is to provide access to a computerized learning environment in which users can get exposure to a larger and much broader set of problems than would otherwise be possible. This paper describes such a learning environment, the Transfusion Medicine Tutor, and discusses the ways in which it supports guided discovery learning.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, P. J., Mille, T. E., Gross, S., Guerlain, S., Smith, J. W., Svirbely, J., ... Galdes, D. K.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Smith, Philip J||Mille, Thomas E||Gross, Susan||Guerlain, Stephanie||Smith, Jack W||Svirbely, John||Rudmann, Sally||Strohm, Patricia||Galdes, Deborah K

publication date

  • January 1991