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E-Learning compared to conventional/face-to-face-learning in practical physiotherapy education

E-learning is defined as „all types of learning with the use of digital media, either the presentation or the distribution of learning material or the communication between students and teachers“ (Kerres und Preußler 2012). In physiotherapy education parts of lessons could be added by e-learning, to offer students the opportunity to learn and repeat at their own responsibilty.

Term: 08.09.2018 — 30.11.2021

E-learning is defined as „all types of learning with the use of digital media, either the presentation or the distribution of learning material or the communication between students and teachers“ (Kerres und Preußler 2012). In physiotherapy education parts of lessons could be added by e-learning, to offer students the opportunity to learn and repeat at their own responsibilty.

In a quasi-experiment physiotherapy students were invited to participate in order to compare e-learning and face-to-face learning.

The experimental group got electronical access to an educational movie and supplementary written material. The control group attended a standard face-to-face lesson in this technique. They had access to the same written material.

Primary outcome is the practical technical competence on healthy probands. Further the theoretical competence and the contentment as well as the acceptance of the applied method was testet.

  • Project team: Margit Eidenberger, Silvia Nowotny
  • Partner: LKH Steyr, Institut für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation