What is it about?

The purpose of this study was to examine students’ ability to use effective clinical collaboration with an online audiometric simulator in a designed scaffolded environment. Three groups were formed to achieve this goal: two control groups (one using no collaboration and one using live, face-to-face collaboration) and one treatment group using virtual collaboration.

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Why is it important?

This article gives an example of how audiometric simulations can be used to scaffold learning experiences for students and how collaboration among students impacts clinical reasoning skills in various conditions. The findings support the idea that allowing students to work together to problem solve cases with appropriate scaffolding in place can benefit learning and mastery of skills.


This article is an example of how simulation activities can be used to assist student learning and mastery of skills.

Cynthia Richburg
Wichita State University

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This page is a summary of: Examining Audiology Students' Clinical Collaboration Skills When Using Virtual Audiology Cases Aided With No Collaboration, Live Collaboration, and Virtual Collaboration, American Journal of Audiology, March 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2021_aja-21-00052.
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