Designing Digital Video to Support Learner Outcomes: A Study in an Online Learning Resource for Healthcare Professionals and Students
Colla MacDonald, Hugh Kellam, Douglas Archibald, Derek Puddester, University of Ottawa, Canada
IJOPCD Volume 2, Number 3, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global
This pragmatic, mixed methods study explored how the design and implementation of digital video resources in an online educational environment affected learning outcomes. Forty-five health professionals and students evaluated the digital videos incorporated into ePhysicianHealth.com, the world’s first comprehensive online resource on health and wellness for physicians and medical students. Specifically the participants were to evaluate how digital videos impacted their learning experiences. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from two sources: surveys and interviews. The findings of the study clearly indicated that the majority of the participants found the digital videos a valuable addition to ePhysicianHealth.com. There were numerous practical conclusions from this study that provided recommendations for the future design and delivery of digital videos in pedagogical settings. They included: the use of personal testimonials and stories; the use of problem-solving scenarios involving modeling and demonstrations; and tailoring modeling scenarios to the specific needs of learners.
MacDonald, C., Kellam, H., Archibald, D. & Puddester, D. (2012). Designing Digital Video to Support Learner Outcomes: A Study in an Online Learning Resource for Healthcare Professionals and Students. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 2(3), 45-66. IGI Global.