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On-line Learning in Podiatry: Student Performance and Attitudes.

Upton, Dominic (2005) On-line Learning in Podiatry: Student Performance and Attitudes. British Journal of Podiatry, 8 (4). pp. 118-122. ISSN 1460-7328

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Abstract

Background: Behavioural studies form an essential component of the Podiatry undergraduate degree. Objectives: This study aimed firstly to produce on-line teaching material in behavioural studies suitable for undergraduate podiatry students. Secondly, to explore students' views on the material, and their performance when taught via the on-line method. Method: A pseudo-experimental design was completed, such that two cohorts taught through a traditional medium were compared to those completing the course on-line. Performance on the end of module assessment, and engagement with the online material were compared. In addition, students taught through the on-line medium performed no differently to those taught through "traditional lectures". Students appeared to enjoy the material although there was some reluctance to develop an independent learning style. Conclusion: It was apparent that material has to be developed that can both engage and motivate learners, thereby further developing independent learning, and that this may have to be tailored dependent on a number of student factors.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: online learning, teaching materials, podiatry, undergraduate students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2010 13:03
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/920

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