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Pages: 3423-3428
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

DEVELOPING ONLINE EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY IN THE MASTER OF PHYSICAL AGING PROCESSES: HEALTH STRATEGIES

INTRODUCTION
The Official Master "Physiotherapy in the Ageing Process: Social and Health Care Strategies," has wide acceptance among Spaniard physiotherapists. This means a very high enrollment rate with a diverse kind of students. However, since most of the students work while studying in the Masters, it's hard to attend all classes. Therefore the main objective of this study is the development, in Master's degree, a new methodology that meets the collective needs of students through the provision of one of its subjects via online-teaching through the virtual platform developed by University of Valencia. This could also facilitate the internationalization of the Master because of the adaptability of this learning methodology to the needs of foreign students.

METHODS
For the design of "Orthoprosthesics" subject, an online methodology has been chosen. In order to evaluate the usefulness, facility and advantages and disadvantages of this methodology, students completed a survey (Likert-type scale). The survey was completed after the semester of classes and performed voluntarily.

RESULTS
The survey was completed by 26 of the students enrolled. The question of the Usefulness of online methodology achieved 8,9 (1,6) out of 10 points (mean (standard deviation)). Simplicity of the utilization of Virtual platform get 7,81 (2,1) and Facility to contact the professor obtained 8,3(1,4). 92,31% of students declared that they saved time working from their houses; 84,62% find the related links attached on virtual platform useful as a learning facilitator and complementary tool; Nevertheless 88,46% considered this methodology less motivational than classroom settings. Finally, 92,30% affirmed that they would like to repeat this methodology in other theory subjects for next year.

CONCLUSION
Online methodology is a useful tool for the acquisition of certain theory subjects. It could be used as a complementary tool of the in-person class in order to reduce hours of attendance in classes and then facilitate worker people could access to an official education.
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author = {Serra-A{\~n}{\'{o}}, P. and S{\'{a}}nchez-S{\'{a}}nchez, M.L. and Due{\~n}as Moscard{\'{o}}, L. and Perez-Alenda, S. and Aguilar Rodriguez, M. and Esp{\'{i}}-L{\'{o}}pez, G.V.},
title = {DEVELOPING ONLINE EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY IN THE MASTER OF PHYSICAL AGING PROCESSES: HEALTH STRATEGIES},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-3324-4},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2011},
year = {2011},
pages = {3423-3428}}
TY - CONF
AU - P. Serra-Añó AU - M.L. Sánchez-Sánchez AU - L. Dueñas Moscardó AU - S. Perez-Alenda AU - M. Aguilar Rodriguez AU - G.V. Espí-López
TI - DEVELOPING ONLINE EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY IN THE MASTER OF PHYSICAL AGING PROCESSES: HEALTH STRATEGIES
SN - 978-84-615-3324-4/2340-1095
PY - 2011
Y1 - 14-16 November, 2011
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2011 Proceedings
SP - 3423
EP - 3428
ER -
P. Serra-Añó, M.L. Sánchez-Sánchez, L. Dueñas Moscardó, S. Perez-Alenda, M. Aguilar Rodriguez, G.V. Espí-López (2011) DEVELOPING ONLINE EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY IN THE MASTER OF PHYSICAL AGING PROCESSES: HEALTH STRATEGIES, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 3423-3428.
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