The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia

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Paliadelis, Penny Susan, Stupans, Ieva, Parker, Vicki, Piper, Donella, Gillan, Pauline, Lea, Jackie, Jarrott, Helen Mary, Wilson, Rhonda, Hudson, Judith N. and Fagan, Anthea. 2014. "The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia." Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research. 22 (4), pp. 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2014.08.003
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The development and evaluation of online stories to enhance clinical learning experiences across health professions in rural Australia

ERA Journal ID14073
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPaliadelis, Penny Susan (Author), Stupans, Ieva (Author), Parker, Vicki (Author), Piper, Donella (Author), Gillan, Pauline (Author), Lea, Jackie (Author), Jarrott, Helen Mary (Author), Wilson, Rhonda (Author), Hudson, Judith N. (Author) and Fagan, Anthea (Author)
Journal TitleCollegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research
Journal Citation22 (4), pp. 397-403
Number of Pages7
Year2014
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN1322-7696
1876-7575
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2014.08.003
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1322769614000821?via%3Dihub
Abstract

Clinical placement learning experiences are integral to all health and medical curricula as a means of integrating theory into practice and preparing graduates to deliver safe, high-quality care to health consumers. A growing challenge for education providers is to access sufficient clinical placements with experienced supervisors who are skilled at maximising learning opportunities for students. This paper reports on the development and evaluation of an innovative online learning program aimed at enhancing student and clinical supervisors’ preparedness for effective workplace-based learning. The evidence-based learning program used ‘story-telling’ as the learning framework. The stories, which were supported by a range of resources, aimed to engage the learners in understanding student and supervisor responsibilities, as well as the expectations and competencies needed to support effective learning in the clinical environment. Evaluation of this program by the learners and stakeholders clearly indicated that they felt authentically ‘connected’ with the characters in the stories and developed insights that suggested effective learning had occurred.

Keywordsengaged leaning; digital storytelling; interdisciplinary; learning framework; teaching methods
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Ballarat
University of New England
University of Newcastle
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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