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Danielson J.A., Mills, E.M, Vermeer, P.J., Preast, V.A., Young, K.M., Christopher, M.M., George, J.W., Wood, D.R. and Bender, H.S. (in press). Characteristics of a Cognitive Tool that Helps Students Learn Diagnostic Problem Solving. Educational Technology Research and Development

JA Danielson, HS Bender, PJ Vermeer, EM Mills, BB Lockee.  A Tool for Helping Veterinary Students Learn Diagnostic Problem Solving" Educational Technology Research and Development, 51(3), 63-81, 2003

HS Bender, BB Lockee, JA Danielson, E M Mills, GD Boon, JK Burton, PJ Vermeer, KL Zimmerman, KM Hilmer. Mechanism -Based Diagnostic Reasoning: Thoughts on Teaching Introductory Clinical Pathology.  Veterinary Clinical Pathology 29(3) 77-83, 2000

BB Lockee, HS Bender, DI Bounous.  Clinical Chemistry Through Distance Education: Resource Sharing for Effective Program Development. Spring 1999 Volume 25 (1) Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.


Danielson, J. A., Bender, H.S., Mills, E.M., Vermeer, P.J., Preast, V.A.  Helping Learners Gain Diagnostic Problem Solving Skills: Specific Aspects of the Diagnostic Pathfinder Software Tied to Learning Outcomes. In Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT] (25th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004).

HS Bender, KM Young, JW George, MM Christopher, JA Danielson, PJ Vermeer, EM Mills, RD Wood, PD Pion, VA Preast, CB Andreasen.  Implementation of the Diagnostic Pathfinder, an Internet-Based Tool to Teach Clinical Pathology in Diverse Educational Settings. Conference Proceedings of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology 346-359, 2003

HS Bender, PJ Vermeer, GD Boon, ER Mills, JA Danielson, BB Lockee, JK Burton, GP Sherman, DS Hix. “Mechanism-Based Diagnosis: Design and Implementation of a Web-Based Computer Tool to Enhance Diagnostic Reasoning.” Proceedings of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry: Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry Spring 2000 Symposium.

EM Mills, JR Wilcke, HS Bender. Use of the Metathesaurus and SPECIALIST Lexicon of the Unified Medical Language System, Lexical Matching and Domain-Specific Free-Text to Identify Undocumented Vocabulary.  Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 1998.


J.A. Danielson, E.M. Mills, P.A. Vermeer, V.A. Preast, K.M. Young,  M. Christopher, J. George, D. Wood, and H.S. Bender. Learning Benefits Tied to Specific Characteristics of the Diagnostic Pathfinder Software.  Veterinary Pathology vol 41, no. 5, Abstract #65, 2004

J.A. Danielson, A.J. Fales-Williams, R.K. Myers, S.D.  Sorden, H.S. Bender, and E.M. Mills. Student Response to a Case Report Based Peer Assessment Assignment. Veterinary Pathology vol 41 Abstract # 68, 2004

A Fales-Williams, J Danielson, R Meyers, E Mills, S Sorden, H Bender, C Andreasen Multiple uses of a Senior Year Assignment by Assessment of the Pathology Curriculum.  Veterinary Pathology vol 40, no. 5, abstract #25, pg. 599, 2003.

J. Danielson, H. Bender, P. Vermeer, E. Mills. Enhancing Problem Solving Skills for Clinical Pathology Students. Veterinary Pathology  vol 39, no. 5, abstract #139, pg. 647, 2002.

HS Bender, JA Danielson, EM Mills, PJ Vermeer, and DS Hix. A Formalized Process for Developing Successful User Interfaces for the Problem List Generator.  Veterinary Pathology vol 38, no. 5, abstract #6, pg.571, 2001.

JA Danielson, JK Burton, HS Bender, BB Lockee, GD Boon, EM Mills, “The formative evaluation of a Web-based instructional tool for helping clinical pathology students learn to classify and synthesize clinical laboratory data.” Veterinary Pathology vol 36, no. 5, abstract #50, pg.493 1999.

MR Prater, BB Lockee, EM Mills and HS Bender, “Reaching Out to Veterinary Practitioners Through Diagnostic Pathology Imaging: A Program for Clinical Service and Continuing Education.” Veterinary Pathology, Vol 35, No. 5, Abstract 59, pp 430 1998.

JA Danielson, BB Lockee, DS Hix, EM Mills and HS Bender,  “A Computer-based Tool for Clinical Pathology Students to Accurately Classify and Synthesize Lab Data.” Veterinary Pathology, Vol 35, No. 5, Abstract 57, pp. 430, 1998.

HS Bender, DI Bounous-A Distance-Learning Partnership To Enhance Postgraduate Education in Veterinary Clinical Chemistry. Veterinary Pathology Volume 34, No 5, Abstract 68, pp. 488, 1997


Bender, H.S., Danielson, J. A.,  Mills, E.M., Vermeer, P.J., Preast, V.A. (2004). The Diagnostic Pathfinder: How it works and Year 4 evaluation data. FIPSE Project Directors' National Meeting, Washington D.C., November 4, 2004

JA Danielson, HS Bender, RM Mills and PJ Vermeer.Creating and Distributing a Comprehensive On-line Learning System for Diagnostic Reasoning: Preliminary Report2003 FIPSE Project Directors' National Meeting, Marriott Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado. Thursday, December 4, 2003

J. Danielson, H. Bender, P. Vermeer, E. Mills, V. Preast, K. Young, M. Christopher, J. George, P Pion. The Diagnostic Pathfinder, What it is, How it Works; Evaluation Results; Partnership and Pilot Implementation. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Fairmont Hotel and Conference Center, New Orleans, LA, December 6-10, 2002.

J. Danielson, H. Bender, P. Vermeer, E. Mills, V. Preast, K. Young, M. Christopher, J. George, P Pion. The Diagnostic Pathfinder, What it is, How it Works; Evaluation Results; Partnership and Pilot Implementation. 30th Anniversary Project Director’s Meeting.  Fund for the Improvement of Higher Education, US Department of Education, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington DC November 22-24, 2002