Introduction: Foundations of Health Information Sciences I is the first class many students take to introduce them to the field of health informatics. It is completely online, and uses optional weekly text-only chats to provide real time interaction between faculty and students. Chat sessions were very disorganized and difficult to follow, both real time and on the transcript. Research suggests that the disorganization contributes to cognitive load. [See PDF for complete abstract]
chat, guidelines, etiquette
Recommended CitationCitation Information:Willcockson, Irmgard U. PhD; Bozzo, Pamela MD; Herskovic, Jorge R. MD; and Bernstam, Elmer V. MS, MD, MSE, "Improving Chat in an Online Graduate Class" (2007).
DigitalCommons@The Texas Medical Center, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day, Advances in Teaching and Learning Day Abstracts. Paper 40.