ENHANCING ONLINE LEARNING: THE USE OF OPEN COURSE WARE AS A TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM FOR THE STUDY OF COMMUNITY PHYSIOTHERAPY
Universitat de València (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
In the field of Higher Education, the modification of teaching-learning processes through the use of new teaching methodologies, is needed. Publishing multimedia teaching materials (MTM) on technology platforms such as Open Course Ware (OCW) is currently possible. The aim of this study is to create on-line MTM for the subject Community Physiotherapy (CP) (University of Valencia, Spain) and to present those materials in the OCW repository.
Development of the innovation:
Eight presentations were created, reviewed and presented in the online repository OCW. MTM included different types of resources, such as presentations, images, graphics, texts, tables and concept maps. In addition, we designed a hypertext structure, in which texts, images or videos referred to other web pages, as well as to additional information related to Community Physiotherapy.
This work presents the MTM that have been designed for the subject CP and are available in OCW. MTM have been differentiated by the type of teaching material. Thus, asynchronous study of the material is allowed. We expect students to improve their skills, increase their interest and have direct access to information. This project is part of an Educational Innovation Project funded by the Universitat de València.
The proposed MTM can be considered a valid and useful resource for students, with the aim of achieving the learning objectives of the subject CP.
Keywords: Virtual Learning, Physiotherapy.