Technology-enhanced learning

- Combining traditional anatomy lectures with e-learning activities: How do students perceive their learning experience?

 

Projektname

Technology-enhanced learning - Combining traditional anatomy lectures with e-learning activities: How do students perceive their learning experience?

Projektleitung

Lukas Lochner, Claudiana - College of Healthcare Professions

Projektteam

Lukas Lochner, Claudiana - College of Healthcare Professions

Heike Wieser, Claudiana - College of Healthcare Professions

Simone Waldboth, Claudiana - College of Healthcare Professions

Maria Mischo-Kelling, Claudiana - College of Healthcare Professions

Projektpartner

keine

Laufzeit

2013–2014

 

Projektbeschreibung

Hintergrund

The didactic lecture continues to be a commonly used instructional method despite the criticism of allowing students to assume a passive role. With new technology, the traditional approach to the lecture can be redefined by combining it with online learning. Online learning has been found to be effective, especially when linked to face-to-face instruction in a blended learning format. The literature suggests that low-cost and low-tech, but instructionally-sound online learning represents a feasible strategy to follow. The question to be addressed is, therefore, how can online components be integrated effectively into existing approaches to teaching and learning within established curricula.

Zielsetzung

To investigate how Claudiana-students perceived their learning experience when combining anatomy lectures with preparatory e-learning activities.

Design/Methode

A novel anatomy course will be developed at Claudiana by allocating 25% of the original lecture time to preparatory online learning, including fill-in-the-blank assignments, videos, and mc-quizzes. To explore changes in study behaviour and perception of learning, three group interviews with students will be conducted and thematically analyzed.

Erwarteter Nutzen/Relevanz

This project addresses an important issue in medical education, namely, the enhancement of the widely criticized lecture style of teaching by combining it with online learning. Students’ reported changes in their studying behaviour and the perception of their learning outcome will serve to further develop the quality of teaching and learning at Claudiana.