Objective

Technology-enhanced learning is on the rise within healthcare education. This pilot study evaluated the relationship between the use of online review videos and students' performance and satisfaction in gross anatomy.

Methods

For this quasi-experimental study, we developed a series of online gross anatomy review videos, and surveyed students enrolled in a doctor of chiropractic program regarding use of the videos and their attitudes towards using the videos. Ordinal regression was used to evaluate the relationship between students' video use and course performance and the Mann-Whitney U test was used to determine whether there was a difference in course performance between students who did and did not report using the review videos.

Results

We received 143 responses to our survey, resulting in a 73.3% response rate. Most students (71%) had engaged with the online review videos. No significant differences in course performance were detected between students who did and did not report using the videos. Many students (82%) reported the review videos as being “helpful” and 73% perceived them as “an enjoyable way to study.”

Conclusion

While chiropractic students perceived a series of online gross anatomy review videos as being an enjoyable and helpful way to study, engagement with this form of technology-enhanced learning did not have an impact on their overall gross anatomy course performance.

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Author notes

Nicole Zipay is a radiology resident at Parker University (2540 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75229; nzipay@parker.edu). Christopher Roecker is an assistant professor in the department of Life Sciences and Foundations at Palmer College of Chiropractic (1000 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803; christopher.roecker@palmer.edu). Dustin Derby is Senior Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Palmer College of Chiropractic (1000 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803; dustin.derby@palmer.edu). Lia Nightingale is an associate professor in the department of Life Sciences and Foundations at Palmer College of Chiropractic (1000 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52803; Lia.nightingale@palmer.edu). Address correspondence to Nicole Zipay, 2540 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX 75229; nzipay@parker.edu. This article was received September 17, 2018, revised December 26, 2018, and accepted May 16, 2019.

Concept development: NMZ, CBR. Design: NMZ, CBR, DCD, LMN. Supervision: CBR, DCD, LMN. Data collection/processing: NMZ, DCD, LMN. Analysis/interpretation: NMZ, CBR, DCD. Literature search: NMZ, CBR, LMN. Writing: NMZ, CBR, DCD, LMN. Critical review: NMZ, CBR, DCD, LMN.