The first year occupational therapy students at the University of Pretoria participated in this study to determine the impact of an interactive multimedia CD ‘Basic Biomechanics for therapists’ on learning measured as achievement. E-learning was employed in an effort to remain at the cutting-edge of tertiary education for the y-generation student.
Analysis confirmed a significant improvement of t=0.00 with a table value of t>0.05 in the achievement of the participants over four tests. A survey was conducted to determine the experience of the participants. Results indicated that the use of the CD was experienced positively.
The learning style profile of the target group was determined to identify possible relationship between the learning style proponents and change in achievement. A relationship between the learning style proponents and the change in achievement was identified.
There are still unanswered questions that may be answered by further research to add to the findings of this study.
Dissertation (MOcc)--University of Pretoria, 2013.