An evaluation of online learning to teach practical competencies in undergraduate health science students
Internet and Higher Education Volume 24, Number 1, ISSN 1096-7516 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of online delivery as a pedagogical approach to teach the practical and theoretical skills required for resting ECG electrode placement and interpretation.Comparable results were found for all variables between the two groups, apart from electrode placement, whereby students in the classroom based group were significantly more accurate than their counterparts in the online group (pOnline learning is an effective study mode in both theoretical and practical application; however consideration must be taken of the types of practical skills which it is used for. More complex practical skills requiring haptic awareness may best be delivered within a classroom setting if feasible, whereby the instructor can provide immediate feedback.
Dolan, E., Hancock, E. & Wareing, A. (2015). An evaluation of online learning to teach practical competencies in undergraduate health science students. Internet and Higher Education, 24(1), 21-25. Elsevier Ltd.