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Evaluating Learner Motivation, Engagement and Retention

The Impact of Story-Based Back Injury Prevention Video Training on Learner Motivation, Engagement, and Retention
M. Courtney Hughes
December 2016 |
Research Partner: Edgewood Management Group, Creative Solutions in Healthcare


Examine the impact of story- and video-based back injury prevention training on learner motivation, engagement, and retention.

Topics: eLearning, Learner Motivation, Retention, Staff and Patient Safety
Effects of Behavioral Skills Training  on Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

The Impact of Online Training in a Behavioral Skills Training model on Direct Support Professionals’ Implementation of Safe Eating and Drinking Practices with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Emaley McCulloch
October 2016 |
Research Partner:


This study will investigate whether online training with retention checks paired with coaching sessions can properly prepare DSPs to implement safe eating and drinking practices.
Impact of a Simulation on Heart Failure Readmissions

A Comparative Effectiveness Study: Comparing a Simulation-Based Online Training, Traditional Online Course, and a Combined Course on Health Care Professional’s Knowledge Regarding Preventing Rehospitalizations
Elise Valdes
October 2016 |
Research Partner:


Compare the effectiveness of a simulation-based online training, a traditional online course, and a course combining both simulation and traditional course on knowledge of preventing rehospitalizations. 

Online Training Package on Dementia and Prevention of Aggressive Behaviors

The Effects of an Interactive Online Dementia Training Course on Health Care Professionals’ Ability to Prevent or De-escalate Aggressive Behaviors in Individuals with Dementia
Emaley McCulloch
October 2016 |
Research Partner:


Examine whether an interactive online training approach to dementia care will significantly improve learner’s ability to prevent or deescalate aggressive behaviors among dementia patients.
Spaced Learning (Brain Sparks®) on Employee Retention of HIPAA Practices

The Impacts of Scenario-based Online Training and Retrieval-based Learning on Health Care Professionals’ ability to Identify HIPAA Violations in Social Media.
M. Courtney Hughes
September 2016 |
Research Partner: One Hope United; Lutheran Child and Family Services


Examine whether online training regarding HIPAA violations in social media significantly improves the learner’s long-term ability to identify HIPAA violations in social media. We will also test the long-term impact of administering follow-up questions on the course material in the weeks after the study.

Topics: Learning Retention, Scenario-Based Learning
Online Video Instruction to Graduate Autism Class

Instructional effectiveness of video curriculum content delivery in a university graduate level autism class
Applied Behavior AnalysisBlended LearningIntellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesAutismPast
Cheryl Fielding
August 2016 |
Research Partner: University of Texas Pan American


About This Study

To better understand the impact of a Relias Learning online training program in behavioral interventions on teachers, University of Texas Pan-American conducted a study that examined the impact of online video materials used in place of a standard textbook in a master’s level autism course. The study results showed a significant improvement in the three areas in which students lacked knowledge prior to the training—naturalistic teaching strategies, teaching new behavior, and recording and analyzing behaviors.

Topics: Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, Blended Learning
Game-Based Training to Teach HIPAA & Social Media

The impacts of game-based online training on behavioral health professional’s ability to identify HIPAA violations in social media.
Blended LearningMental HealthPastBehavioral Health
Emaley McCulloch
May 2016 |
Research Partner: Walker Triechman Center


According to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), any communications regarding Personally identifiable information (PII) and Protected Health information (PHI) must be secure and transmitted only to permissible parties. Social media communications open up abundant possibilities for PII and PHI to be improperly shared (Cain, 2011). HIPAA violations via social media pose great risks to health care organizations who can be fined for employee violations. Violations can also result in the termination of employment and other long-term negative effects on a health professional’s career. Much of the HIPAA violations that occur on social media happen because professionals don’t understand that they are violating HIPAA privacy rules by casual use of this technology. This study examined whether an online game-based training for behavioral health care professionals and administrators can result in statistically significant increases in their ability to identify situations that are and are not HIPAA violations on social media.

Topics: Blended Learning, Safety, Behavioral Health, Mental Health
Scenario-Based Training and Teaching Safe Eating Practices

The impact of online scenario-based training on direct support professionals’ implementation of safe eating and drinking practices with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Blended LearningIntellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPastSafety and Quality
Emaley McCulloch
April 2016 |
Research Partner: Easter Seals Southern California


Accidental deaths resulting from choking is an increased concern to families, facilities and service providers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (Chadwick 2006). Research on effective training methods in safe eating and drinking protocols that teach Direct Support

Topics: Blended Learning, Developmental Disabilities, Safety and Quality
Evaluation of an Employee Wellness Training Series

Using interactive scenario-based mobile training to increase employee awareness of heart disease prevention
Blended LearningPastSafety and Quality
Emaley McCulloch
March 2016 |
Research Partner: Allegro Living


Employee wellness programs have many benefits to both employers and employees. Studies show that workplace wellness programs can increase work productivity and effectively reduce employer costs related to health care and absenteeism (Mattke et al, 2013)

Topics: Blended Learning, Safety and Quality
Web-Based Parent Training in Behavioral Interventions

Examining knowledge and empowerment in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
Applied Behavior AnalysisBlended LearningIntellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPast
Sarah Connolly
January 2016 |
Research Partner: Ball State University


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a web-based training program in behavioral interventions to parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Changes in parental knowledge of behavioral interventions, parental empowerment (as measured by the Family Empowerment Scale

Topics: Applied Behavior Analysis, Blended Learning, Developmental Disabilities

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