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|Title:||How do we connect and engage students, learning in a distance mode, to develop verbal communication skills?||Contributor(s):||Stupans, Ieva (author); Orwin, Lindy (author)||Publication Date:||2012||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11576||Abstract:||Research has indicated that students perform at least as well in distance courses as in face-to-face courses across a number of measures including critical thinking, sharing of personal perspective, and task-focused interaction. To date, there has been little published comparison of student outcomes in distance and on campus courses across verbal interaction skills. This paper reports on two approaches being utilized in a unique Australian undergraduate pharmacy program to connect and engage students learning in a distance mode, successfully providing opportunities for developing verbal communication, including patient and caregiver counselling. The need to scaffold counselling skill development through role plays, scenarios, oral presentations and case studies has been previously been identified, and in an on campus cohort can occur through face to face interaction. The approaches described, and preliminarily evaluated, in this paper are the use of synchronous web-conferencing software and virtual scenarios in virtual worlds.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||HERDSA 2012: 35th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 5th July, 2012||Conference Details:||HERDSA 2012: 35th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference, Hobart, Australia, 2nd - 5th July, 2012||Source of Publication:||Research and Development in Higher Education: Connections in Higher Education. Refereed papers from the 35th HERDSA Annual International Conference, p. 291-297||Publisher:||HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia||Place of Publication:||Milperra, Australia||ISSN:||1441-001X||Field of Research (FOR):||119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://www.herdsa.org.au/research-and-development-higher-education-vol-35
|Series Name:||Research and Development in Higher Education||Series Number :||35||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 78
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