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Professional midwifery education : blended teaching and learning approaches

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Blended teaching and learning approaches are used in the postgraduate course of Graduate Diploma of Midwifery for students who are predominately women with family responsibilities residing in metropolitan, regional, or rural Victoria, a major state in Australia. The Virtual Maternity Clinic (VMC), a virtual learning experience (VLE) research project, was implemented during trimester 2, 2009. The purpose of the project was to expand the blend of teaching and learning activities to support students in their preparation for professional practice. The VMC includes four characters in early pregnancy and care provided by their midwife. All students enrolled in midwifery courses (postgraduate and undergraduate) at Deakin University were recruited to participate in a two-phase, pre- and post-use evaluation process related to the VMC. Findings from the pre-evaluation included that students 'had high expectations of the VMC in supporting their learning. The results from the post-evaluation of the VMC indicated that students 'were very satisfied that the VMC supported their learning. Future research directions include further development of the VMC.

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Chapter number

6

Pagination

87-99

ISBN-13

9781613501894

ISBN-10

1613501897

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

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2012, IGI Global.

Extent

21

Editor/Contributor(s)

Holt D, Segrave S, Cybulski J

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

Title of book

Professional education using e-simulations : benefits of blended learning design

Series

Business Science Reference

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