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  • Perspectives on the use of wikis: “Communication for Professional Health Care” module
    Helen Orton
    School of Health Sciences
    Institute of Learning and Teaching
    1
    Learning and Teaching Conference 29th June 2011
  • Communication
  • External agencies
    Health Professions Council
    Knowledge and Skills Framework
  • Semester One
    Inter-professional sessions:
    Diagnostic Radiography and Radiotherapy (n=81)
    Nursing (n=48)
    Occupational Therapy (n=55)
    Orthoptics (n=44)
    Physiotherapy (n=43)
    (Total 211)
    Uni-professional sessions
    Delivery of module
  • In response to:
    Facilitators’ concerns of the lack of student engagement in the module
    Learner-centred demand
    Constructivist-learning paradigm
    Why introduce WIKIS?
  • Wikis set up for multi-professional groups (n=22)
    Tasks added on a weekly basis to address specific learning outcomes
    Podcasts of patient interviews
    Digital stories
    Video clips
    Other web-based resources
    How were WIKIS utilised?
  • Student evaluation of the module on last session
    Facilitator evaluation in February
    Evaluation based on a Likert Scale (1 to 6)
    Evaluations
  • Evaluations
    STUDENT
    FACILITATORS
    Four main areas:
    Training and preparation on the use of WIKIS
    Management of WIKIS
    Student involvement
    Value in learning
    Two main areas
    Access to WIKIS
    Value of WIKIS in preparation and learning process
  • Evaluations – free text
    STUDENTS
    FACILITATORS
    Questions regarding positive and negative aspects of the module
    Areas for improvement
    Questions regarding:
    Purpose of wikis from a teaching and learning perspective
    Improving the use of wikis to make them more efficient/ effective
  • Evaluations
    STUDENTS
    FACILITATORS
    72.48% response rate (n=153)
    Nursing 45.8%
    Radiography 64.7%
    Occupational Therapy and Orthoptics 81.3%
    Physiotherapy 88.3%
    63.6% response rate (n=14)
  • Results
  • Negative aspects of WIKIS
    STUDENTS
    FACILITATORS
    Difficult to use/ access
    Repetitive and a waste of time
    Set up arrangements affected the ease of making comments
    Preparation pointless
    Comments repetitive
    Created an additional task
    Difficult to link contributions made by students
    Difficult in accessing
  • Positive aspects of WIKI
    STUDENTS
    FACILITATORS
    Well run
    Assisted in incorporating preparation work
    Facilitator kept up with the wiki
    Facilitator encouraged students to complete the wiki
    Provided a mechanism for the students to prepare well and work for the module
    Increased student engagement and reflection
    Enabled a monitoring system
    Added depth to theory and knowledge prior to sessions
  • The future?
  • What the facilitators say
    Back up with hard copies
    Make contributions anonymous
    Sort out the technology
  • What the facilitators say
    More time for the facilitators to practice and clearer guidance for students to comment on the postings
  • What the facilitators say