This paper illustrates the innovative use of Internet Videoconferencing in a blended and case-based learning approach used to support undergraduate paramedic student learning during weekly clinical problems. Regular Internet Videoconferencing learning periods were offered to students by teaching staff, increasing after-hours communication opportunities otherwise not normally achievable. Whilst encouraging learning outcomes were achieved with some students, other students encountered barriers such as lack of available bandwidth, inappropriate computer hardware and preference for face-to-face contact.
Brett Williams BAVEd, Grad Cert ICP, Grad Dip EmergHlth, MHlthSc, PhD (Candidate) MACAP, NAEMSE.
Brett Williams is a senior lecturer at Monash University (Department of Community Emergency Health & Paramedic Practice) with over 15 years experience in paramedic education. He has been heavily involved in the ideological transition of paramedic education from vocational origins to the higher education sector and has developed curriculum for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in face-to-face and e-learning modes.
Brett is currently undertaking his PhD. Brett's research and teaching interests are focused on the paradigm of student-centred learning, alternative learning opportunities, innovative teaching strategies and interprofessional education.
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"Internet Videoconferencing in undergraduate paramedic education,"
Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care:
4, Article 3.
Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/jephc/vol8/iss4/3