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Teaching for graduate success / Empowering students / Evidence-informed teaching / Designing for success


Dwyer, M and Prior, S and Van Dam, P and OBrien, L and Griffin, P, Teaching for graduate success / Empowering students / Evidence-informed teaching / Designing for success, Teaching Matters, 28 November - 2 December 2022, Hobart (2022) [Plenary Presentation]

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Methods: The theoretical and practical components of an existing postgraduate award course unit were re-arranged into six weekly modules, before being transposed to an established learning management platform for MOOCs. Related quizzes, videos and interactive activities were then included in each of these modules. Peer review of this content was completed by subject matter experts prior to the MOOC being launched.

Results: After thirteen months, 851 participants had enrolled in the MOOC, of whom 168 (19.7%) had followed it through to completion. Participants were overwhelmingly from Australia (89%) and identified as female (78%). Preliminary feedback from participants was very positive, with 81% of respondents agreeing that they were satisfied with their experience, and 82% intended to apply their knowledge in practice.

Conclusions: The MOOC has addressed a learning need by providing a brief and free form of education; learning from its development will help others seeking similar educational solutions. Initial feedback suggests the MOOC has been well-received and likely to be translated into practice.

Item Details

Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:massive open online course, quality improvement, healthcare
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Inpatient hospital care
UTAS Author:Dwyer, M (Dr Mitchell Dwyer)
UTAS Author:Prior, S (Dr Sarah Prior)
UTAS Author:Van Dam, P (Dr Pieter Van Dam)
UTAS Author:OBrien, L (Mrs Lauri O'Brien)
UTAS Author:Griffin, P (Dr Phoebe Griffin)
ID Code:154049
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2022-10-26
Last Modified:2022-10-26

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