Introducing scenario based learning interactive to postgraduates in UQ Orthodontic program

Naser-ud-Din, S. (2014) Introducing scenario based learning interactive to postgraduates in UQ Orthodontic program. European Journal of Dental Education, 19 3: 169-176. doi:10.1111/eje.12118

Author Naser-ud-Din, S.
Title Introducing scenario based learning interactive to postgraduates in UQ Orthodontic program
Journal name European Journal of Dental Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1600-0579
Publication date 2014-09-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/eje.12118
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 3
Start page 169
End page 176
Total pages 8
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
E-learning has gained momentum in health sciences and seems to have great potential in specialist dental education. Higher acceptability by learners is particularly associated with the surge of smart devices. Currently, there are limited number of e-learning modules available for dental education, particularly in Orthodontics.

Material and methods
Scenario Based Learning interactive (SBLi®) software was used for the first time in Orthodontics Postgraduate training at the University of Queensland. Nine interactive modules were created embedded with clinical procedure videos, web-links, evidence-based literature, along with opportunity for self-assessment and evaluation. Qualitative data were collected before and after the administration of the SBLi® for Orthodontics. The purpose of this data was to investigate learning styles and the acceptance of e-modules as part of postgraduate training.

Advantages of the package included high acceptance rate, greater confidence in the application of clinical skills covered in the modules and reduced contact time particularly with limited academic staff. E-modules demonstrated high compatibility with the learning styles of the participants and were considered engaging.

It seems apparent that e-learning is most effective in a blended learning environment, supplemented with the traditional classroom approach, rather than as a sole mechanism for postgraduate training.
Keyword Scenario based learning interactive
Blended learning
Embedded videos
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print, 11 September 2014.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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