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dc.contributor.authorGray, K
dc.contributor.authorTobin, J
dc.date.available2014-05-22T01:19:38Z
dc.date.available2010-01-26
dc.date.available2010-01-26
dc.date.issued2010-01-26
dc.identifierpii: 1472-6920-10-6
dc.identifier.citationGray, K. & Tobin, J. (2010). Introducing an online community into a clinical education setting: a pilot study of student and staff engagement and outcomes using blended learning. BMC MEDICAL EDUCATION, 10 (1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-10-6.
dc.identifier.issn1472-6920
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/30580
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There are growing reasons to use both information and communication functions of learning technologies as part of clinical education, but the literature offers few accounts of such implementations or evaluations of their impact. This paper details the process of implementing a blend of online and face-to-face learning and teaching in a clinical education setting and it reports on the educational impact of this innovation. METHODS: This study designed an online community to complement a series of on-site workshops and monitored its use over a semester. Quantitative and qualitative data recording 43 final-year medical students' and 13 clinical educators' experiences with this blended approach to learning and teaching were analysed using access, adoption and quality criteria as measures of impact. RESULTS: The introduction of the online community produced high student ratings of the quality of learning and teaching and it produced student academic results that were equivalent to those from face-to-face-only learning and teaching. Staff had mixed views about using blended learning. CONCLUSIONS: Projects such as this take skilled effort and time. Strong incentives are required to encourage clinical staff and students to use a new mode of communication. A more synchronous or multi-channel communication feedback system might stimulate increased adoption. Cultural change in clinical teaching is also required before clinical education can benefit more widely from initiatives such as this.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMC
dc.subjectCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.titleIntroducing an online community into a clinical education setting: a pilot study of student and staff engagement and outcomes using blended learning
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1472-6920-10-6
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleBMC MEDICAL EDUCATION
melbourne.source.volume10
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.publicationid144563
melbourne.elementsid322460
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828452
melbourne.contributor.authorGray, Kathleen
melbourne.contributor.authorTOBIN, JACINTA
dc.identifier.eissn1472-6920
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