Can we calm first-year student’s “neuroscience anxiety” with adaptive learning resources? A pilot study

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Abstract

An understanding of neurophysiology is vital for undergraduate allied health students; however, it is often perceived as an intimidating and difficult subject. Adaptive learning presents a novel teaching pedagogy to enhance student learning and engagement in the teaching of neurophysiology to first year students. An adaptive online neurophysiology lesson was developed in the Smart Sparrow platform. The lesson was piloted and evaluated using a survey and focus group. Of the 26 students that completed the survey, 21 students indicated that they had a better understanding of the nervous system topic after they completed the lesson. Students found the lesson was helpful in assisting with their understanding of the nervous system, whilst also being interesting and engaging. Findings from this pilot project revealed adaptive learning technologies show significant promise in enhancing student learning in a difficult first year subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASCILITE 2018
Subtitle of host publicationOpen Oceans: Learning without borders
Pages451-455
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2018
EventAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2018 - Deakin Univeristy, Geelong, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 201828 Nov 2018
http://ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ASCILITE-2018-Proceedings.pdf
https://2018conference.ascilite.org/
http://2018conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ASCILITE-2018-Program-final-211118.pdf (program)

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2018
Abbreviated titleOpen oceans: learning without borders
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGeelong
Period25/11/1828/11/18
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