Developing an on-line interactive health psychology module

Dominic Upton, Carol Cooper

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On-line teaching material in health psychology was developed which ensured a range of students could access appropriate material for their course and level of study. This material has been developed around the concept of smaller 'content chunks' which can be combined into whole units of learning (topics), and ultimately, a module. On the basis of the underlying philosophy that the medium is part of the message, we considered interactivity to be a key element in engaging the student with the material. Consequently, the key aim of this development was to stimulate and engage students, promoting better involvement with the academic material, and hence better learning. It was hoped that this was achieved through the development of material including linked programmes and supporting material, small Java Scripts and basic email, forms and HTML additions. This material is outlined as are some of the interactive activities introduced, and the preliminary student and tutor experience described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-231
Number of pages9
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


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