Viability of Online Learning for Ensuring Basic Skills in Speech-Language Pathology Students begin graduate school with a wide range of knowledge and disparate levels of skill established in undergraduate education and/or prerequisite courses. This study evaluated an online learning module for ensuring basic phonetic transcription knowledge and skill in matriculating graduate students. Students' knowledge of International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and their ... Article
Article  |   August 07, 2017
Viability of Online Learning for Ensuring Basic Skills in Speech-Language Pathology
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Hannah Krimm
    Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
  • Melanie C. Schuele
    Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
  • Cynthia Brame
    Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
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  • Financial: This study was supported by ED H325D140087 and the Vanderbilt CTSA grant UL1 RR024975 from NCRR/NIH. Module development was supported by NSF DUE-1231286. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, or National Science Foundation.
    Financial: This study was supported by ED H325D140087 and the Vanderbilt CTSA grant UL1 RR024975 from NCRR/NIH. Module development was supported by NSF DUE-1231286. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, or National Science Foundation.×
  • Nonfinancial: The data were reported in an oral presentation at the 2016 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD) annual meeting, San Antonio, TX and in poster presentations at the 2015 Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Day, Nashville, TN and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN.
    Nonfinancial: The data were reported in an oral presentation at the 2016 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CAPCSD) annual meeting, San Antonio, TX and in poster presentations at the 2015 Gerald S. Gotterer Health Professions Education Day, Nashville, TN and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 1
Article   |   August 07, 2017
Viability of Online Learning for Ensuring Basic Skills in Speech-Language Pathology
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 49-58. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.49
History: Received March 26, 2017 , Accepted June 30, 2017 , Revised September 17, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 49-58. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG10.49
History: Received March 26, 2017; Accepted June 30, 2017; Revised September 17, 2017

Students begin graduate school with a wide range of knowledge and disparate levels of skill established in undergraduate education and/or prerequisite courses. This study evaluated an online learning module for ensuring basic phonetic transcription knowledge and skill in matriculating graduate students. Students' knowledge of International Phonetic Alphabet symbols and their skill transcribing familiar and unfamiliar words improved after completing module activities, and gains maintained in the absence of module activities. Knowledge and skill discrepancies diminished between students who had previously taken a phonetics class and students who had not. Online learning may be a viable solution for ensuring foundational knowledge in speech-language pathology graduate students.

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