- Volume 4 Issue 4
The number of development in educational software is currently decreasing despite rapid improvement in computer technology. This is partly due to the fact that the current software relies on the conventional hypermedia method or on the hierarchical method, both of which have inherent limitations. To compensate their limitations while keeping their merits, a hybrid method called the structured hypermedia link method has recently been proposed in the literature. It has been found that the structured hypermedia link method is far superior than the conventional methods in terms of educational effectiveness because it can help a learner to search various data by navigating between the study topics on his own while maintaining his level of cognitively overloaded stress to the minimum. The clinical microbiology laboratories were chosen as the candidate site for this study because its educational system has not been standardized and has been relying heavily on the personal experience. In this study, the hypermedia link method was applied to the development of an education system for the image analysis in clinical microbiology laboratories. For this purpose, a web-based computer aided instruction(CAI) program was designed to systematically organize the Gram stain method based on the standardized image data. In the future, CAI program must be intended to educate for beginner and developed to accept for variable knowledge. And it will be useful program for technicians in case of applying various examinations based Gram stain method of this study.