Faculty Evaluations Provide Solutions to Online Teaching of Evidenced-Based Practice

Clarissa Silva

Abstract


Background: The purpose of this report is to provide solutions to improving online course teaching for the challenging topic of Evidenced-Based Practice.

Evidence-based practice courses five weeks in length with assignments that would enlist the creativity of the student if allowed to conduct a clinical project.

Methods: The student was given a choice on a hypothetical patient and clinical topic to base their research on for the course. Virtual meetings and video recordings were used to conduct the course.

Results: An improvement from a 3.1 to a 3.8 on course evaluations and 3.9 on faculty evaluations by students which gave a conformation that the student obtained knowledge from this course online environment.

Conclusion: An understanding of the learner needs is incredibly important and an emphasis on audiovisual format which enhances knowledge acquisition of complex course content. As instructors, innovative thinking, and application of course content delivery is needed for today’s student.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v12i2.17303

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