ETEC 690, Spring 2015

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    Saving Lives: Teaching Vital Signs Assessment to Radiography Students
    ( 2015-03-19) Suwa, Kimberly ; Fulford, Catherine
    Early recognition of possible medical emergencies leads to quick intervention, potentially saving lives. Radiographers (x-ray techs) are often the only healthcare professionals present during an imaging exam and must be able to accurately assess vital signs readings in order to determine the need for medical response. The only radiography program in Hawaii had no formal method for teaching this important skill; therefore, an online vital signs assessment module was created to address this issue. The successful implementation of the Saving Lives: Learning Vital Signs Assessment website lead to the conversion of the module into a complete course hosted by the NEO learning management system (LMS). John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivational Design was used as the theoretical foundation for the new Saving Lives course, since literature reviewed supported application of this framework for online instruction. Attention and relevance were gained through presentation of medical scenarios. Confidence and satisfaction were boosted by the immediate feedback that the NEO LMS provided. The Saving Lives course was evaluated early in the Spring semester, using one-on-one interviews conducted with a content matter expert and a website design expert. Suggested changes to the module were made, and small group implementation was conducted. Thirteen first-year radiography students worked independently on the instructional module for one week. Results demonstrated an overall improvement between pre- and post-test scores and positive reception of the online instructional module. This study supports the effectiveness of e-learning in the healthcare field when teaching practical skills such as vital signs assessment.
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    Be a Part of History: Web-based Volunteer Training Module for Judiciary History Center Docents
    ( 2015-03-17) Cypriano, David ; Sorensen-Irvine, Christine
    The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center (JHC) in Honolulu, Hawaii serves to educate the public about the judicial process and Hawaii’s legal history. In order to meet its objective, the JHC relies on the help of volunteer docents. Docents should be properly educated and trained in order to effectively perform their duties and carry out the JHC’s mission. The purpose of this project was to create and evaluate a web-based learning module to assist in the training of adult volunteers in a logical, interactive, and meaningful manner. The module was created using Wix, a cloud-based web development platform in addition to a combination of tools including: YouTube, JotForm, QuickTime, and Audacity. Design of the module was guided by concepts from the constructivist learning theory. This study involves a total of 16 participants ranging in age from 18 to over 60. Data collected via tests and surveys were analyzed and reported using descriptive statistics. Results indicated that all participants showed improvement in score between the pretest and posttest. Furthermore, all participants either agreed or strongly agreed that they would be willing to use a web-based module for learning again in the future.
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    Google Glass for Education: A Remote Mobile Usability Study of a Responsive Instructional Website
    ( 2015-03-17) Stemmle, Patricia J. ; Fulford, Catherine
    As wearable computing devices, ubiquitous mobile access, and advances in information and communications technology (ICT) become a global reality, the opportunities for innovation in distance learning expand exponentially. Educators face special challenges in designing effective instruction for delivery in online learning environments that are becoming increasingly mobile and many seek professional development resources to acquire the skills and expertise needed to adopt and integrate new technologies into their practices in impactful ways. With the release of the new Google Glass Explorer Edition (Glass), a head-mounted display, came a need to provide instruction for operating Glass with a focus on education. Google Glass in Education, a website of asynchronous, instructional modules (URL: eLearn.Glass), was created to instruct members of the Google+ Community—Google Glass in Education to impart the fundamentals of operating Google Glass, to record and stream live video, integrate augmented reality, and explore curated resources for educational use. The aim of this mobile usability study was to evaluate the website’s ease of use and effectiveness and to improve user satisfaction through iterative usability testing. Overall, data analysis revealed that participants did experience improved ease-of-use and increased satisfaction with the final revised instructional website.
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    Evaluating Online Disaster Preparedness Training for Family Caregivers of Senior Citizens
    ( 2015-05-08) Chartrand, Grant ; Irvine, Christine
    According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), more than half of the casualties from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy were senior citizens, and many died from avoidable injuries. As climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and intensity of natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, communities must plan for an increasing senior population with many now opting to live with their adult children. Seniors are more vulnerable to hazards due to economic, medical, social, cognitive, and physical issues. Precautions taken in advance of disasters can greatly reduce senior citizen casualties. Having an understanding of disaster preparedness is key to building resilience and mitigating impacts. Family members who take on caregiving responsibilities may not have access to or time for formal training in disaster preparedness. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an online module, created with Articulate and Canvas, to train participants on the special preparedness needs of elderly family members. Participants completed the module, including pre- and post-surveys and an assessment. The project used Baldwin and Ford’s transfer of training theory (Baldwin, Ford, & Blume, 2009). Participants can use the knowledge gained from the module to enhance their ability to support senior citizens. The presentation will show parts of the module and discuss the findings from the evaluation.
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    The Art of Learning Community: Technology and Gamification As A Recipe For Learning Umami
    ( 2015-03-19) Lee, Edmond ; Fulford, Catherine
    School reform efforts purport to create engaged learners that can think creatively beyond the standards, however, teachers struggle with how to reconcile the culture of standardized testing with the learner engagement and motivation that is key to student success. When designing learning experiences that promote creativity, via information and computer technology, teachers need to adopt an ecological approach that encompasses people, practices, values, and technology interacting- with the spotlight being on human activities. The Japanese word umami describes how humans engage all senses to form judgments about their food. This provides an apt metaphor for instructional design. Food should be nourishing, presentable, and delicious- a feast for the senses. This is a worthy standard for any lesson- the goal of “learning umami.” The author proposed to create an analogous process in crafting an online learning community (, which consists of a mash-up of tools, apps, content, gamification, and collaboration with artists as “flavors” for engagement. This paper will review the community’s features before and after modifications, discuss design implications and rationale for changes, and make recommendations for additional improvements. The results demonstrate how pedagogy, design, and evaluation can be used to tailor existing apps, tools, services, and content to create a compelling learning community to meet any instructional design challenge.