Beyond Delivery: A Case Study in e-Learning for Podiatry Students

Willems, Julie A. & Reed, Lloyd F. (2007) Beyond Delivery: A Case Study in e-Learning for Podiatry Students. In World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007, 15 October 2007, Quebec City, Canada.


Learning styles is a concept that can evoke strong opinions. Yet, used judiciously in a specific context, it can serve as an indicator of the learning style preferences of a cohort of students, and help guide the construction of their e-learning environment at that time. Moreover, it can be utilised as a metacognitive tool to aid the understanding of personal learning processes (Coffield et al, 2004). Using both the Index of Learning Styles (Felder & Soloman, 1991, 1994) and a qualitative survey questionnaire, research was conducted to investigate the impact of learning styles within the context of a virtual podiatry clinic. The aim was to examine the congruence between students’ learning styles and the e-learning design to assess whether this had an impact on students who indicated that they found the virtual learning environment only ‘moderately helpful’. Such feedback was divergent to the majority of students who had reported the virtual clinic as being a highlight of the unit.

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ID Code: 13972
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Podiarty, Virtual Learning Environments, E Learning, Learning Styles, Clinical Decision Making, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Podiatry (110318)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:39

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