Academic achievement and student satisfaction: moving anatomy and physiology teaching online

Chruscik, Anna and Windus, Louisa and Wang, Jianxiong and Kauter, Kate and Whiteside, Eliza ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9710-7987 (2020) Academic achievement and student satisfaction: moving anatomy and physiology teaching online. In: 2020 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (formerly UniServe Science Conference), 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2020, Online.

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Abstract

Introudction
The COVID-19 pandemic had a large impact on tertiary education content delivery, driving university programs to replace face-to-face teaching and practical hands-on experience with digital learning through online platforms. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in academic achievement and overall student satisfaction in a first-year undergraduate student cohort in response to Zoom-delivered ‘dissection workshops’.

Methods
A comparative analysis was carried out on two first year undergraduate student cohorts (2019 and 2020) studying introductory anatomy and physiology. Student exam marks for questions relating to knowledge gained from the dissections were utilised to compare academic achievement and student feedback was collected to assess how digital learning affected student satisfaction.

Results and Conclusion
The student cohort that participated in the Zoom dissections (2020) had comparable academic achievement however student feedback indicated that a face-to-face, hands-on learning experience is preferable to digital learning in an introductory anatomy and physiology course.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 02:31
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 01:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital learning, online delivery, student achievement, student satisfaction
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40000

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