Using Multi-media Technology to Facilitate the Learning of Physical Therapy Documentation: Maximizing Engagement or Entertaining Diversion?

Virtual Brief Paper ID: 28681
  1. aaa
    Michael Lebec
    Northern Arizona University
  2. Lauren Kesterloot
    Northern Arizona University

Abstract: Teaching entry level physical therapy students to document patient care is challenging due to the tedious nature of this task. Multi-media technology is often used to spark interest during traditionally mundane learning experiences. Whether the approach produces meaningful learning or is simply an entertaining diversion is questioned. This presentation will summarize how an academic physical therapy program has assessed the effect of multi-media on learning of medical documentation. In this course, multi-media, popular culture video and audio clips are used to introduce and reinforce course concepts in a manner meant to maximize student engagement. Measures of perceived learning indicate that students consider this to be an effective method of presenting course material which improves their mastery of the information. Performance based measures suggest that since integrating this format into the curriculum, students are able to better apply principles of medical documentation.


Conference attendees are able to comment on papers, view the full text and slides, and attend live presentations. If you are an attendee, please login to get full access.