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WEB ENHANCED ONLINE VIDEO-BASED INSTRUCTION WITHIN A POSTSECONDARY VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

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Date Issued:
2011
Abstract/Description:
This study focused on effective instructor-based, video-based anchored instruction in the context of accommodating nontraditional learners and its implications for the growing field of massage therapy. The purpose of the study is to provide a springboard for more scholarly studies in the area of effective instructional practices in massage therapy. A mixed methods approach was used in the study for collection and analysis of the data. No significant difference was found between the control and treatment groups in regard to the participants' skill-level scores. The participants' perceptions regarding online instruction included mixed views but indicated that students prefer online instruction accompanied by face-to-face instruction; any online component would have to be visual, or not reading and writing; the prevalent participant descriptions of their learning styles and the alignment of these descriptions to Fleming's (1995) model designates that the use of a video-based anchor within instruction parallels well with the way in which these students learn. Future research would include stronger designs for examining the effectiveness of blended instruction, and online instructional strategies for improving student learning outcomes. It will be important for institutions to accommodate the increase in nontraditional student population and to design programs which address this population's success and attrition rate. The development of blended instruction within the postsecondary institution's program of massage therapy for a number of its courses, spa therapy, pregnancy massage, medical massage, chair massage, neuromuscular skeletal massage, and sports massage will add to the research regarding blended instruction and effective teaching strategies in massage therapy. Effective instruction in this field will accommodate the postsecondary nontraditional students entering the field, and those massage therapists requiring continuing education units.
Title: WEB ENHANCED ONLINE VIDEO-BASED INSTRUCTION WITHIN A POSTSECONDARY VOCATIONAL PROGRAM.
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Name(s): Peters, Pearl Darlene, Author
Havard, Byron C., Committee Chair
Aplin, Charles O., Committee Member
Prayaga, Lakshmi, Committee Member
University of West Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study focused on effective instructor-based, video-based anchored instruction in the context of accommodating nontraditional learners and its implications for the growing field of massage therapy. The purpose of the study is to provide a springboard for more scholarly studies in the area of effective instructional practices in massage therapy. A mixed methods approach was used in the study for collection and analysis of the data. No significant difference was found between the control and treatment groups in regard to the participants' skill-level scores. The participants' perceptions regarding online instruction included mixed views but indicated that students prefer online instruction accompanied by face-to-face instruction; any online component would have to be visual, or not reading and writing; the prevalent participant descriptions of their learning styles and the alignment of these descriptions to Fleming's (1995) model designates that the use of a video-based anchor within instruction parallels well with the way in which these students learn. Future research would include stronger designs for examining the effectiveness of blended instruction, and online instructional strategies for improving student learning outcomes. It will be important for institutions to accommodate the increase in nontraditional student population and to design programs which address this population's success and attrition rate. The development of blended instruction within the postsecondary institution's program of massage therapy for a number of its courses, spa therapy, pregnancy massage, medical massage, chair massage, neuromuscular skeletal massage, and sports massage will add to the research regarding blended instruction and effective teaching strategies in massage therapy. Effective instruction in this field will accommodate the postsecondary nontraditional students entering the field, and those massage therapists requiring continuing education units.
Identifier: WFE0000258 (IID), uwf:60895 (fedora)
Note(s): 2011-05-01
Ed.D.
Department of Instructional and Performance Technology
Doctorate
Subject(s): Online, web-enhanced, anchored instruction, Fleming's Model, nontraditional students, postsecondary institution
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000258
Restrictions on Access: private 2011-12-01
Host Institution: UWF

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