Pharmacy Students’ Perceptions and Usage of an Adaptive Learning Technology (SmartBook®) in Anatomy and Physiology in a Caribbean School of Pharmacy

By Gillian Lenore Allison and Rian Marie Extavour.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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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.

Keywords: Adaptive Learning Technology, SmartBook®, Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacy

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2017, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 701.578KB).

Dr. Gillian Lenore Allison

Lecturer, Integrated Basic Health Sciences, Optometry Unit, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Rian Marie Extavour

Lecturer, Clinical Pharmacy Administration, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy Administration, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies