Blog: Interactive, Multi-modal Learning
Treatment is a learning process, for patients as well as for therapists. I put the Flexible CBT Approach in an online format for two reasons: 1) the technology requires your active involvement in the learning which leads to better comprehension, memory, and mastery of the material; and, 2) online delivery is scalable such that many clinicians have access to this training anytime, anywhere.
Let’s consider how the learning instruction technology enhances your learning. It starts with text like any book and it actually looks like a book on the screen. But it is not like any hard copy book. We refer to it as the QBook and it looks similar to an iPad e-book on your screen.
First is navigation: you can navigate easily from the table of contents, point an click to any chapter section and you’re there, and back again. You can bookmark pages, highlight sections, and make notes wherever you want. When reading the text you have many options to interact: you make choices to point and click-on pop-ups for graphics that illustrate concepts spatially or provide background material; click on a hot-link for a pdf that might be background information or a handout to give to your patients. Brief video instruction segments are embedded in the book. In various sections you read about something, see a graphic, and look at a video.
This is truly multi-modal learning as you must use different parts of your brain to process information, and in the end, learn more effectively.
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Posted by Ed on Dec 19, 2010