Booth, A., Levy, P., Bath, P.A., Lacey, T., Sanderson, M. and Diercks-O'Brien, G. (2005) Studying health information from a distance: refining an e-learning case study in the crucible of student evaluation. Health Information and Libraries Journal, 22 (s2). 8-19. ISSN 1471-1842
Purpose: To present a formative evaluation of the impact of a multimedia case study as a component of a masters course in health informatics delivered by distance learning.
Setting/Participants/Resources: First and second year health informatics students undertaking four core modules of a masters programme at the University of Sheffield.
Methodology: Individual qualitative user surveys and interviews.
Results/Outcomes: Formative evaluation has played a significant role in refining the case study through its text-based, intermediate and CD-ROM based stages. Feedback from students has resulted in clarification of case study tasks, clearer definition of teaching roles and a revised approach to assessment. At the same time it has highlighted the importance of ongoing revision and maintenance in keeping the scenarios realistic and current.
Discussion/Conclusion: The multimedia case study has met many of its original aims in providing greater cohesion for core modules and encouraging greater levels of interaction and multidisciplinary collaboration.
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health (Sheffield) > School of Health and Related Research (Sheffield)
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||22 Sep 2008 17:22|
|Last Modified:||13 May 2009 18:25|