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Enabling Meaningful Learning through Web-Based Instruction with Occupational Therapy Students

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Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 58, Number 2, ISSN 1042-1629


This paper explores the design of a Web-based tutorial for Activity Analysis offered within an undergraduate course of occupational therapy and how its design features influenced meaningful learning from the students' perspective. This tutorial, using a case-based format, offers a learner-directed approach to students and the application of Activity Analysis, a clinical practice tool. The design is based on principles of meaningful learning for on-line instruction (Jonassen, “Educational Technology,” 35, 60-63, 1995) and instructional theories. Analysis of feedback from learners identifies the salient attributes of the tutorial on meaningful learning.


Perlman, C., Weston, C. & Gisel, E. (2010). Enabling Meaningful Learning through Web-Based Instruction with Occupational Therapy Students. Educational Technology Research and Development, 58(2), 191-210. Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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