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ERIC Number: EJ783215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Evaluating a New Online Course in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases by Studying Student Learning Styles
Rogers, James W.; Cox, James R.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n3 p29-33 Jan 2008
At RMIT University, students may now elect to study infectious diseases through a course called Outbreak--The Detection and Control of Infectious Disease. Outbreak was designed to simulate in an online class the effective teamwork required to bring resolution to outbreak crises and enable frameworks for future prevention. The appropriateness of the course design was investigated by using the process of Action Research in Teaching and Learning (ARTL) (Kemmis and McTaggart 1988) and the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) tool (Felder and Solomon 1991). Although the study was limited by the size of the sample group, it revealed evidence of discernable learning-style differences among students. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A