A comparison of the effectiveness of a game informed online learning activity and face to face teaching in increasing knowledge about managing aggression in health settings

McKenzie, Karen (2013) A comparison of the effectiveness of a game informed online learning activity and face to face teaching in increasing knowledge about managing aggression in health settings. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 18 (5). pp. 917-927. ISSN 1382-4996

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10459-012-9430-8

Abstract

The present study compared the impact of face to face teaching with a short online game informed learning activity on health participants' knowledge about, and confidence in, managing aggressive situations. Both forms of teaching resulted in a significant increase in participants' knowledge and confidence. Face to face training led to significantly greater increases in knowledge but was equivalent in terms of confidence. Both forms of teaching were rated positively, but face to face teaching received significantly higher ratings than the online activity. The study suggests that short online game informed learning activities may offer an effective alternative for health professional training where face to face training is not possible. Further research is needed on the longer term impact of both types of training on practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 26-11-2012 ahead of print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health, Online education, Aggression, Practice-based learning
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen McKenzie
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 16:36
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 14:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18049

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