Innovative application of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) within the Lydia Osteoporosis Project (LOP 3), an action research, process evaluation and implementation project
Smith, Margaret Coulter
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Smith, M. A., Pearson, C. & Roberts, D. (2019) Innovative application of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) within the Lydia Osteoporosis Project (LOP 3), an action research, process evaluation and implementation project. Conference Abstracts: European Academy of Nursing Science Summer Conference 2019. BMC Nursing, 18(Suppl. 2):S8.
Background This presentation focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of a Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC), a complex online learning intervention within an action research, process evaluation and implementation project (The Lydia Osteoporosis Project 3).Materials and Methods The action research phase includes adaptation of a ‘Caring for My Bones’ online course for community settings. This ‘complex learning’ initiative involves learners’ assimilating knowledge, skills and attitudes about osteoporosis, fracture risk, then bringing together various skills components related to promoting mobility, safe and person-centred moving and handling, and ultimately transferring this learning in their work settings (van Merriënboer & Kirschner 2013). Research participants include health and social care staff, managers and patients/ residents. Ethics and Research Governance approvals were obtained for all research sites.Results The MOOC launched January 2019. 160+ participants registered. Course duration was extended from 8 to 12 weeks. Formative comments and summative evaluations were very positive.Conclusions A well designed online learning intervention within action research, offers a way to engage staff and stakeholders in complex learning with potential for transforming practice.