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Educational and Instructional Technology


As the cost of graduate education continues to rise and occupational therapy moves toward a value-based reimbursement system, the development of clinical reasoning skills in a short timeframe becomes increasingly more important in occupational therapy education. Incorporating the use of video into occupational therapy curricula is an effective method of introducing and reinforcing material, developing critical thinking skills, and refining skills of interpersonal communication, observation, and documentation. Determining which technology to use, and how to integrate it effectively into a course, can be overwhelming for instructors, especially those new to using video applications. This article introduces various types of video technology and provides practical examples for integration into the graduate occupational therapy classroom. Potential benefits and limitations are discussed for each type of technology.


Stephanie Bachman, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CLA is the Program Director for the Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She earned a post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis.

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