The Five E's for Health: Understanding eLiteracies for eLearning in Electronic Educational Environments (2008)

This report describes the evaluation of the impact of two established virtual classroom environments, one on tobacco control and one on HIV/AIDS, on student learning and engagement and on teacher collaboration.

The impact of the two programs was evaluated by 233 youth participants and five teachers, using surveys and interviews, with the goal of developing recommendations for health and education programming and policy.

Both TIGXpress HIV/AIDS and the Virtual Classroom for Tobacco Control were found to be strong and attractive methods for student learning. A majority of respondents enjoyed the programs, learned new things, and felt that the format and material were preferable to other, more traditional methods of learning about HIV and tobacco control.

Teachers found the virtual classrooms very easy to use and attractive as a method of engaging their students in the content.

The challenge, however, is an ongoing lack of organizational structures to allow teachers and students to benefit from interactive programs, the authors note. Citing time pressures and the lack of access to appropriate technology, most schools approached to participate in this study declined the opportunity, in spite of teacher interest and intention to participate.

Those who did participate were found to be progressive educators committed to innovation and interested in the expanding potential of new learning resources.

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June Larkin, Cameron D. Norman, Charlotte Lombardo, Tamar Meyer, Harvey Skinner and Suzanne Jackson. The Five E's for Health: Understanding eLiteracies for eLearning in Electronic Educational Environments 2008. Web. 29 Feb. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/5es_health/5es_health.pdf>
June Larkin, Cameron D. Norman, Charlotte Lombardo, Tamar Meyer, Harvey Skinner & Suzanne Jackson (2008). The Five E's for Health: Understanding eLiteracies for eLearning in Electronic Educational Environments. Retrieved February 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/5es_health/5es_health.pdf
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