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The purpose of this mixed method, descriptive case study was to determine whether the use of pre-recorded instructor-made videos (PRIMVs) in a kinesiology course, along with curricular design changes, facilitated increased conceptual and practical student learning. The study examined three student cohorts in one occupational therapy program. Two of the student cohorts had unrestricted access to the PRIMVs designed to support student learning of bone and muscle palpation and joint actions. Students from the two cohorts completed a survey about their experience of having access to the videos. Exam data from the student cohorts who had access to the videos was compared to exam data from an earlier cohort who had not been exposed to the videos. While no significant differences in the lab exam grades were noted, quantitative and qualitative data collected from the surveys revealed that students perceived that their overall course grade was higher and they were better prepared for clinical fieldwork as a result of having access to the videos. This study adds to the growing body of evidence that supports video technology as a supplemental learning tool in occupational therapy education.
Pamela Karp, Ed.D, OTR/L, CHT is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. Her research interests are in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it pertains to occupational therapy education. Dr. Karp is a full-time faculty member at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY.
Robert G. Gallagher, D.C., MBA, CSCS, ACSM EP-C is a chiropractor who maintains a private practice and is a full-time faculty member at New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. He also holds adjunct faculty positions at York College and Nassau Community College. His focus is in anatomy, kinesiology, rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning.
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Karp, P., & Gallagher, R. G. (2019). Student Perceptions and Grade Comparisons after Exposure to Instructor-Made Skills Videos in a Kinesiology Course. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 3 (3). https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2019.030307
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