Integration of a Case-Based Online Module into an Undergraduate Curriculum: what is involved and is it effective?

Howlett, David, Vincent, Tim, Gainsborough, Nicola, Fairclough, Jil, Taylor, Nick, Cohen, Jonathan and Vincent, Richard (2009) Integration of a Case-Based Online Module into an Undergraduate Curriculum: what is involved and is it effective? E-Learning, 6 (4). pp. 372-384. ISSN 1741-8887

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Abstract

Numerous studies have been undertaken demonstrating that online learning is an effective teaching tool, working best when combined with more conventional teaching methods. There is a paucity of data both examining the longitudinal blending of an e-module with more conventional modes of curriculum delivery and also relating to the time and financial costs involved in successful delivery of such a module. The study reported in this article was performed over an academic year in a cohort of 101 year 5 medical students. It demonstrates that there are significant set-up costs involved in designing and implementing an online module, although these costs will diminish following initial set-up. Surveys performed throughout the year demonstrated consistently high levels of student satisfaction, with appreciation of the educational benefits provided by e-learning. Successful clinician engagement and effective IT support are essential ingredients to success. Future research is likely to focus on outcome evaluations of e-learning and how it may affect learner knowledge, skills or attitudes.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Caroline Brooks
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:56
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2291
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