Faculty Advisor(s)

James T. Cavanaugh



Download Poster (6.0 MB)


Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (MASR) is an adaptive sporting program that relies on volunteers to instruct participants of varying abilities. In order to effectively instruct, volunteers should firmly understand the health condition their participant has. Previously, MASR lacked a formal curriculum to educate their volunteers. The aim of this research project was to create online learning modules & determine whether a massed or distributed learning schedule resulted in better long term retention and confidence. MASR volunteers were placed into two non-randomized groups of eleven. Six video training modules were created to educate volunteers on the most common conditions encountered. Group A watched all of their modules at one time while Group B followed a distributed schedule. Competence was assessed prior, immediately after, and 2 weeks after completion of the learning modules. Confidence regarding the subject matter was also assessed after 2 weeks.

Publication Date



Physical Therapy

Related Materials

The research paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studrrpaper/3.

Learning modules and quizzes described in the project can be found here:


© 2017 Kristina Jamo, Emily Gall, Shannon Bergeland, Chelsea Paul

Developing Effective Online Training Tools For Maine Adaptive Sports And Recreation
Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.