May 21, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Lynsey Ekema, Augusta University
Jeff Mastromonico, Augusta University
Jason Hughes, Augusta University
Technology use has become commonplace in many university classrooms and can be useful to increase engagement of students with course concepts outside of the classroom and to help students master clinical skills. As technology continues to evolve, it is essential for instructors to reassess teaching methodologies and delivery. A collaboration between Occupational Therapy Professionals and institutional department of Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovation, we developed an universal app to provide students and clinicians with visual and textual information that would support learning outside of the classroom for an entry level Occupational Therapy course. Information provided included details related to the demonstration of proper goniometric measurement, patient positioning, and range of motion assessment was provided in 3D medical anatomy and clinical videos. Data was collected regarding student performance on exams to compare performance from before the app was available to performance after students began to use the app. In addition, qualitative data was collected via focus groups with participating students. This presentation will include a demonstration of the app capabilities, background of the development process, description of the research design and findings, as well as student perceptions of the impact of the app on their learning experience and plans for future additions into the app consult series available at Augusta University.