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Begley and Cecconi, with the help of Instructional Support Services (ISS) in the College's Information Technology Services (ITS), have recently introduced multimedia such as QuickTime movies, still photos, and audio recordings into their instructional courses with the goal of helping students develop skills in clinical reasoning.
The most complex multimedia piece was a six-minute video, "Claiming Our Voices."
"This video captures one of our client's stories in a way that a lecture, PowerPoint, and playing with the device simply cannot. We are fortunate Ithaca College supports its faculty with these kinds of endeavors. Dave Coleman and his staff and students were critical to our success," says Begley referring to support provided by ITS.
"Iím glad to see Liz's and Chris's multimedia projects getting the recognition they deserve, and I'm pleased that our instructional support effort was able to make a real contribution to their success," says Michael Taves, director of Technology and Instructional Support Services.
ITS launched ISS in October 2002 to better support the faculty's use of technology for instruction. For more information regarding ISS, contact Kathy Barbieri for assistance.
"Multimedia Instruction for Clinical Reasoning" (a downloadable .pdf)
Using an interactive approach, clinical reasoning, and multimedia when engaged in clinical teaching will help students develop their professional skills, according to Elizabeth Begley, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Christine Cecconi, M.S., CCC-SLP, of Ithaca College. They researched multimedia enhancement of clinical reasoning instruction that would prepare students for the new ASHA certification standards that will go into effect next year. (Cover photo by John Clisham, photo/courtesy Ithaca College)
Contributed by David Coleman