Given the growing emphasis on educational technology, it is necessary to inform educators on the best use of video as a course study tool. The aim of this project was to assess the difference between two types of video delivery methods in relation to occupational therapy student satisfaction and usage. Eighty-nine occupational therapy students used one of two types of video delivery methods for learning upper extremity goniometry: short videos embedded within e-learning modules or live lab video recordings available via a learning management system. Qualitative and quantitative data on student perceptions and usage were collected and analyzed. Students with access to e-learning module videos were more satisfied than those with access to live video recordings in terms of preparedness for exams, confidence, and accessibility. All students reported that access to videos was helpful in preparing for labs and exams. To maximize student satisfaction and usage, educators should consider providing short videos via e-learning modules.
Amanda K. Giles, OTD, OTR/L is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Division at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the primary author of two educational mobile applications, GONI RehabLearning: Goniometry for Clinicians and MOBI: Mobility Aids. Her scholarly interests include educational technology and instructional design. Dusti Annan-Coultas, EdD is Assistant Professor and Director of Operations in the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Annan’s background is in the area of education and instructional technology, and her teaching and research interests include teaching innovations, experiential learning, instructional technology, faculty professional development for teaching. Ashlyn Gober, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapy graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina Class of 2017. She is currently working at an outpatient pediatric clinic in Athens, GA. Lisa Greene, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapy graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina Class of 2017. She is currently working in home health pediatrics in Denver, CO.
Declaration of Interest
The e-learning modules discussed within this paper have now been converted to a mobile application textbook which has been made publicly available on the app stores by the primary author.
Giles, A. K., Annan, D., Gober, A., & Greene, L. (2018). E-Learning Innovations: Implementation of Video in an Occupational Therapy Classroom. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2018.020103