2023 journal article
Immersive Videos Improve Student Self-Efficacy in Clinical Lactation
JOURNAL OF PERINATAL EDUCATION, 32(3), 162–174.
The current study examined the use of immersive technology as a way to improve access to high-quality interpersonal breastfeeding interactions in an undergraduate clinical lactation course. In particular, we investigated the impact of immersive consultation videos and related activities on student self-efficacy, motivational beliefs, and perceived skill level. Results indicate that usability was high, with participants rating videos, interactives, and activities positively. Students did report a significant increase in self-efficacy and their perceived ability to meet the course learning objectives; no significant changes in the level of interest or perceived skill were found. Our results demonstrate that high-quality immersive videos can be an important learning tool for teaching clinical skills when access to direct patient care is limited or absent.