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EDUMECENTRO

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Abstract

GUTIERREZ SEGURA, Mildred; RUIZ PIEDRA, Alina María; PEREZ GARCIA, Lizandro Michel  and  TAMAYO FERNANDEZ, Norge. The integration of the educational software in the teaching-learning process of Rehabilitation in Dentistry. EDUMECENTRO [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.4, pp.115-129.  Epub Dec 31, 2021. ISSN 2077-2874.

Background:

educational softwares are valuable teaching aids that stimulate learning in the Rehabilitation discipline, but they require the existence of conditions that favor their integration in the teaching-learning process.

Objective:

to identify the existing conditions for the integration of the educational software in the teaching-learning process of the subjects Rehabilitation I and II of the third year of the Dentistry degree.

Methods:

a qualitative research was carried out in medical education, in the dentistry degree of Holguín University of Medical Sciences, from September 2019 to December 2019. The following theoretical methods were used: analytical-synthetic, inductive-deductive and the historical-logical; and as an empirical method: the group interview, with the participation of seven teachers who constituted a purposive sample of all the nine teachers who are part of the teaching group for the Rehabilitation I and II subjects.

Results:

the elaboration of a Dafo matrix showed the existence of 10 strengths, 6 opportunities, 6 weaknesses and 3 threats. The balance of forces evidenced 16 driving forces and nine restraining forces.

Conclusions:

the determined strengths and opportunities show that there are conditions for the integration of educational the software in the teaching-learning process of the subjects Rehabilitation I and II. Taking advantages of the driving forces, modifying weaknesses, and minimizing the effect of threats are necessary actions for integration.

Keywords : medical informatics applications; information technologies and communication projects; students; education, medical.

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