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  • Title: Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions and Usage of an Adaptive Learning Technology (SmartBook®) in Anatomy and Physiology in a Caribbean School of Pharmacy
  • Author(s): Gillian Allison, Rian Marie Extavour
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies
  • Journal Title: Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal
  • Keywords: Adaptive Learning Technology, SmartBook®, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacy
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2017
  • ISSN: 1835-9795 (Print)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-9795/CGP/v10i03/1-9
  • Citation: Allison, Gillian, and Rian Marie Extavour. 2017. "Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions and Usage of an Adaptive Learning Technology (SmartBook®) in Anatomy and Physiology in a Caribbean School of Pharmacy." Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal 10 (3): 1-9. doi:10.18848/1835-9795/CGP/v10i03/1-9.
  • Extent: 9 pages

Abstract

An online survey was distributed to first-year pharmacy students in Trinidad and Tobago, to evaluate their experiences using adaptive learning technology in the form of a SmartBook® for an Anatomy and Physiology course. Fifty percent of the students sampled completed the survey. Respondents reported spending approximately five hours per week using the SmartBook®; accessing the platform primarily via laptops. Seventy-four percent of students found the software easy to navigate and identified the e-book as the most commonly used feature out of the seven features that were available. In conclusion, this study demonstrates that the SmartBook® supported learning, and provided positive learning experiences in Anatomy and Physiology for first-year B.Sc. Pharmacy students.