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Passive to Active Learning: Engaging Students with a Technology-Based Learning System in Physiology


Douglas, T, Passive to Active Learning: Engaging Students with a Technology-Based Learning System in Physiology, The Journal for Research and Practice in College Teaching, 3, (2) pp. 74-78. (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Foundation material can sometimes be perceived as irrelevant and difficult to comprehend, promoting passive learning and often, disengaging learners, and so, I continually seek to provide fun, yet academically rigorous learning experiences. I believe that first year students can be active, rather than passive learners, and can develop into confident, deep learners. Using LabTutorŪ record and analyze real physiological data (such as blood pressure, muscle contractions, etc), and are able to "see" physiology happening, understand the underlying concepts and apply it accordingly. Our students and tutors are showing positive behaviors towards the technology, engaging in experiments, and appreciating the interactivity and online support provided in LabTutorŪ.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Active Learning, Physiology, Technology, Student Engagement
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Douglas, T (Ms Tracy Douglas)
ID Code:130481
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-01-29
Last Modified:2019-03-04

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