Event Title

Applying the Sections Model in an entry level doctor of physical therapy program

Location

Auditorium B

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

16-1-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

16-1-2010 11:30 AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This presentation is an innovative application of technology gurus Bates and Poole’s (2003) SECTIONS model in eDPT Curriculum and the positive impact on learning. With the pressures to create cost-effective and efficient teaching programs and methods, faculty and the millennial generation of digital natives embrace this approach and reap the benefits of the initial investment of time and technology infrastructure.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the utility of Bates and Poole’s (2003) SECTIONS model in a specific environment. The model considers factors such as Students, Ease of use, Cost, Teaching and Learning, Interactivity, Organizational issues, Novelty, and Speed for implementation.

METHODOLOGY: The SECTIONS model was applied to the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science’s eDPT Program to not only help select and implement the appropriate technological innovations but ultimately to help solve specific curricular challenges such as competing priorities for faculty and the need for higher levels of psychomotor lab skill integration for students.

RESULTS: The result of the application of the SECTIONS model to this specific educational environment is the development of an ongoing library of multimedia videos of basic clinical skills available through the department’s iTunesU site. This form of educational enhancement addresses specific curricular needs as well as cultivates student independence and life-long learning, skills needed for physical therapy professionals.

CONCLUSIONS: While this is one example of the application of the SECTIONS model, there are lessons learned and applications to other educational environments.

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Applying the Sections Model in an entry level doctor of physical therapy program

Auditorium B

INTRODUCTION: This presentation is an innovative application of technology gurus Bates and Poole’s (2003) SECTIONS model in eDPT Curriculum and the positive impact on learning. With the pressures to create cost-effective and efficient teaching programs and methods, faculty and the millennial generation of digital natives embrace this approach and reap the benefits of the initial investment of time and technology infrastructure.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the utility of Bates and Poole’s (2003) SECTIONS model in a specific environment. The model considers factors such as Students, Ease of use, Cost, Teaching and Learning, Interactivity, Organizational issues, Novelty, and Speed for implementation.

METHODOLOGY: The SECTIONS model was applied to the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science’s eDPT Program to not only help select and implement the appropriate technological innovations but ultimately to help solve specific curricular challenges such as competing priorities for faculty and the need for higher levels of psychomotor lab skill integration for students.

RESULTS: The result of the application of the SECTIONS model to this specific educational environment is the development of an ongoing library of multimedia videos of basic clinical skills available through the department’s iTunesU site. This form of educational enhancement addresses specific curricular needs as well as cultivates student independence and life-long learning, skills needed for physical therapy professionals.

CONCLUSIONS: While this is one example of the application of the SECTIONS model, there are lessons learned and applications to other educational environments.