Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Case Study: Learning Hands-On
Skills Using the ApprenNet Video
Platform.
Rodney B. Murray, PhD
Executive Director
Academic...
Agenda
• Introductions
• What is ApprenNet?
• University of the Sciences: Case Study
University of the Sciences
• Private, comprehensive, coeducational. Founded in
1821. First school of pharmacy in North Ame...
Our Pharmacy Legacy
• Dr. Eli Lilly
• Gerald F. Rorer
• William R. Warner
• Robert L. McNeil, Jr.
• John Wyeth
• Silas M. ...
• Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy
– Pharmacy
– Pharmaceutical Science
• Misher College of Arts
and Sciences
– 13 Programs...
Challenge
Develop an online learning platform that mimics a
highly interactive
and
effective
live classroom experience
Why?
These types of classrooms build skills.
An online platform that mimicked these types of
classrooms would help instruc...
Key Components
The components of a highly interactive and
effective classroom involve:
Practice
Feedback
Coaching/Mentoring
Practice
Feedback
Mentoring
ApprenNet Faculty Use Survey
• 9 Instructors in Occupational Therapy
and Physical Therapy departments
• 36 Assignments
• 1,219 Student Submissions
• Fa...
Preparing for ApprenNet
# of Instructors
Easy to Use
Very Hard Very Easy
Features Used
# of Instructors
Assignment Variety
# of Instructors
Used for Credit
Increased Future Use
Increased Use
Same Use
Highly Recommended
NOT
Recommended
HIGHLY
Recommended
What were the Greatest
Strengths of using ApprenNet?
Quotes from faculty…
“Great way to handle presentations
in large classes”
“Efficient platform to give and get
feedback”
“Best way to learn from peers”
“Weaker students learn from stronger
students”
“…allowed students to feel valuable
in a larger class while also sharing
intimate feelings … with the
instructors”
“Good way to hear [important
concepts] over and over again in
various ways and not all from me as
the teacher.”
“Stimulated creativity”
“Fun”
What were the Biggest
Drawbacks of using ApprenNet?
“Had some difficulties with uploading at
times”
Note: upload speed has...
ApprenNet – Alternative Uses
Dr. Rondalyn Whitney
ShowMe Exercise
Shark Tank Exercise
ApprenNet Conclusions
#1
Provides frequent opportunities to
practice skills
#2
Peer instruction engages students in
their own learning
#3
Significantly reduces the grading
burden on the professor
#4
Provides practice for
tele-rehabilitation and tele-medicine
#5
Promising tool for the growing
adoption of competency-based
education
Acknowledgments
• USciences Faculty
– Emily Bubel, PT
– Eric Folkins, PT, DPT, OCS
– Wendy Fox, MOT, OTR/L
– Lisa Hoglund,...
Acknowledgments
• Emily Foote, Co-Founder & COO
ApprenNet
Questions?
• r.murray@usciences.edu
• Insidehighered.com/ThePulse
• www.RodsPulsePodcast.com
• www.linkedin.com/in/rodneym...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Case Study: Learning Hands-On Skills Using the ApprenNet Video Platform

775 views

Published on

[Presented at the NE eLearning Consortium Conference at Gwynedd Mercy University on 10/20/2015]

Can something as hands-on and complex as physical and occupational therapy be taught remotely? Learn how one school, the University of the Sciences, uses ApprenNet, a video-based learning solution, to train the next generation of health professionals.

What is ApprenNet?

ApprenNet is a video-based platform where skills are practiced and assessed within a community of peers and experts. Instructors build three stage-learning exercises that offer an opportunity for Learners to develop skills through role-play, peer interactivity, and coaching.

Case Study: University of the Sciences

The University of the Sciences believes that simulation is a powerful tool for preparing students for the real world of healthcare. The program prides itself on experiential learning. However, with more than 2,000 students, instructors struggle to give students adequate time to practice real world skills. In 2012, we discovered a potential solution – ApprenNet. In ApprenNet, we saw a means to provide all students frequent opportunity to practice skills without overcrowding in the simulation lab or overburdening the
professor with hours upon hours of grading. For the last two years, University of the Sciences has used ApprenNet to increase practical skills training in its PT and OT programs.

As is the case with early adopters, they discover new ways to leverage the platform that the founders did not consider. Dr. Murray is going to demonstrate a series of use cases to demonstrate the multiple ways instructors can use ApprenNet to teach something as hands-on and complex as healthcare science online.

Copyright (C) 2015 Rodney B. Murray, PhD

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

Case Study: Learning Hands-On Skills Using the ApprenNet Video Platform

  1. 1. Case Study: Learning Hands-On Skills Using the ApprenNet Video Platform. Rodney B. Murray, PhD Executive Director Academic Technology Services University of the Sciences
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • What is ApprenNet? • University of the Sciences: Case Study
  3. 3. University of the Sciences • Private, comprehensive, coeducational. Founded in 1821. First school of pharmacy in North America. • 17 buildings on 35 acres in the University City area of Philadelphia, PA • ~3,000 Student FTEs • 25 majors through four colleges
  4. 4. Our Pharmacy Legacy • Dr. Eli Lilly • Gerald F. Rorer • William R. Warner • Robert L. McNeil, Jr. • John Wyeth • Silas M. Burroughs • Sir Henry S. Wellcome Est. 1821
  5. 5. • Philadelphia College of Pharmacy – Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Science • Misher College of Arts and Sciences – 13 Programs • Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy – 5 Programs • Samson College of Health Sciences – Exercise Science and Wellness Management – Health Science – Healthcare Navigation – Occupational Therapy – Physical Therapy – Physician Assistant Studies Programs @USciences
  6. 6. Challenge Develop an online learning platform that mimics a highly interactive and effective live classroom experience
  7. 7. Why? These types of classrooms build skills. An online platform that mimicked these types of classrooms would help instructors scale skill development.
  8. 8. Key Components The components of a highly interactive and effective classroom involve: Practice Feedback Coaching/Mentoring
  9. 9. Practice
  10. 10. Feedback
  11. 11. Mentoring
  12. 12. ApprenNet Faculty Use Survey
  13. 13. • 9 Instructors in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy departments • 36 Assignments • 1,219 Student Submissions • Fall ‘13, Spring & Fall ’14, Spring ‘15 ApprenNet @USciences
  14. 14. Preparing for ApprenNet # of Instructors
  15. 15. Easy to Use Very Hard Very Easy
  16. 16. Features Used # of Instructors
  17. 17. Assignment Variety # of Instructors
  18. 18. Used for Credit
  19. 19. Increased Future Use Increased Use Same Use
  20. 20. Highly Recommended NOT Recommended HIGHLY Recommended
  21. 21. What were the Greatest Strengths of using ApprenNet? Quotes from faculty…
  22. 22. “Great way to handle presentations in large classes” “Efficient platform to give and get feedback”
  23. 23. “Best way to learn from peers” “Weaker students learn from stronger students”
  24. 24. “…allowed students to feel valuable in a larger class while also sharing intimate feelings … with the instructors”
  25. 25. “Good way to hear [important concepts] over and over again in various ways and not all from me as the teacher.”
  26. 26. “Stimulated creativity” “Fun”
  27. 27. What were the Biggest Drawbacks of using ApprenNet? “Had some difficulties with uploading at times” Note: upload speed has significantly improved since the early days.
  28. 28. ApprenNet – Alternative Uses
  29. 29. Dr. Rondalyn Whitney
  30. 30. ShowMe Exercise
  31. 31. Shark Tank Exercise
  32. 32. ApprenNet Conclusions
  33. 33. #1 Provides frequent opportunities to practice skills
  34. 34. #2 Peer instruction engages students in their own learning
  35. 35. #3 Significantly reduces the grading burden on the professor
  36. 36. #4 Provides practice for tele-rehabilitation and tele-medicine
  37. 37. #5 Promising tool for the growing adoption of competency-based education
  38. 38. Acknowledgments • USciences Faculty – Emily Bubel, PT – Eric Folkins, PT, DPT, OCS – Wendy Fox, MOT, OTR/L – Lisa Hoglund, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT – Mark Nestor, EdD – Karin Silbernagel , PT, PhD, ATC – Shaun Varrecchia, DPT, GCS, Cert MDT – Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  39. 39. Acknowledgments • Emily Foote, Co-Founder & COO ApprenNet
  40. 40. Questions? • r.murray@usciences.edu • Insidehighered.com/ThePulse • www.RodsPulsePodcast.com • www.linkedin.com/in/rodneymurray • Twitter: @rodspods

×