147 paper

Designing reusable online clinical reasoning templates: A preliminary evaluation

Helen Wozniak
Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research, Faculty of Medicine
University of Sydney

Mark Hancock
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Sydney

Joanne Munn
School of Physiotherapy
University of Otago, New Zealand

Gosia Mendrela
Flexible Online Learning Team, Office of PVC Learning & Teaching
University of Sydney

As increasing resources are devoted to the production of online learning materials it is important that both the usability of such resources by educators and the educational usefulness of these resources for student learning are evaluated. Outcomes from such evaluations provide information that can be used to inform future development of online learning materials. This paper describes two clinical reasoning templates that were developed to enable easy incorporation of content materials by educators without specialist web design skills, and easy access to the materials by students with minimal software requirements. Preliminary evaluation data will be presented describing the usability of the templates by educators and students.

Keywords: online learning, health science education