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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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|
|Deposited By:||Laura Scurlock|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2010 12:06|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2010 14:03|
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