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Developing an On-Line Interactive Health Psychology Module.

Upton, Dominic and Cooper, C.D. (2006) Developing an On-Line Interactive Health Psychology Module. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 43 (3). pp. 223-231. ISSN 1470-3300 (electronic) 1470-3297 (paper)


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On-line teaching material in health psychology was developed which ensured a range of students could access appropriate material for their course and level of study. This material has been developed around the concept of smaller 'content chunks' which can be combined into whole units of learning (topics), and ultimately, a module. On the basis of the underlying philosophy that the medium is part of the message, we considered interactivity to be a key element in engaging the student with the material. Consequently, the key aim of this development was to stimulate and engage students, promoting better involvement with the academic material, and hence better learning. It was hoped that this was achieved through the development of material including linked programmes and supporting material, small Java Scripts and basic email, forms and HTML additions. This material is outlined as are some of the interactive activities introduced, and the preliminary student and tutor experience described.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: learning, teaching, health psychology
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Felicity Copp
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2007 17:28
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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