Facilitating deep student learning with online quizzes despite an increased class size in a Master of Dietetics studies program

Isenring, Elisabeth (2014) Facilitating deep student learning with online quizzes despite an increased class size in a Master of Dietetics studies program. Topics in Clinical Nutrition, 29 2: 150-157. doi:10.1097/01.TIN.0000445899.05642.cc

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Author Isenring, Elisabeth
Title Facilitating deep student learning with online quizzes despite an increased class size in a Master of Dietetics studies program
Journal name Topics in Clinical Nutrition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1550-5146
0883-5691
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/01.TIN.0000445899.05642.cc
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 150
End page 157
Total pages 8
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract The University of Queensland, Australia, commenced an innovative Master of Dietetics Studies Program in 2009, using adult learning principles to foster critical thinking. Medical Nutrition Therapy courses consist of 3-hour case study workshops and assigned readings. Two educational interventions, online quizzes and a discussion board, were trialed to enhance supervisor and peer communication and feedback. Student survey, case study assignment, and the examination results were used to compare deep student learning in the same cohort of dietetic students pre- and postintervention and with previous dietetic student cohorts. Data revealed that the online quizzes encouraged completion of assigned readings that helped students work through the case studies, facilitating deep learning. Students wished to continue the online assessment (mean = 4.7 of 5). The discussion board was not well used because students felt that weekly communication with staff and other students was sufficient. Refinements will expand the online question pool and investigate the use of a less-structured communication forum.
Keyword Dietetics
Education
Higher education
Online
Quizzes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published April/June 2014

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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