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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150266
Type:
Presentation
Title:
On-Line Learning: An Evaluative Study
Abstract:
On-Line Learning: An Evaluative Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Chung, Joanne W.Y., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Meyrick C.M. Chow, MA; Janet W.H. Sit, PhD; Thomas K. S. Wong, RN, PhD
Background: To meet the challenge of barriers to continuing education in nursing, on-line teaching was introduced in a baccalaureate nursing programme. As part of quality assurance activities, it is imperative to evaluate students’ learning experience. Purpose: It was to evaluate students’ learning experience in on-line mode of learning. Method: The study was conducted in two stages: focus group interview and survey. Upon the completion of the on-line subjects, students were invited to participate in the study. Results (Stage 1): There were 32 participants in the focus group interview (8 per group). The three main guiding questions were: Can you tell us your learning experience that you think most beneficial? Most frustrating? Most concerned? The verbatim were transcribed. The participants were asked to read through the scripts for verification to ensure the reliability and validity of the data. The transcriptions were segmented and coded. Thematic analysis was done. The reliability of the coding was achieved by 100% agreement among the team members. The results showed four main domains of concerns: convenience, flexibility, becoming an active learner and technological issues. Results (Stage 2): A questionnaire was developed to measure the students’ learning experience. Apart from demographic data, the questionnaire contained 21 items which were selected from the Flashlight project (current student inventory) with reference to the findings from stage 1. Students were asked to rate their degree of agreement on a 4-point scale. Moreover, there were also 3 open-ended questions in which students were asked to list 3 benefits, 3 barriers and suggestions for improvement. 932 students participated in this survey. Discussion and concluding comments: Data analysis is in progress. Discussion will be focused on the value and impact of their experience on study. It is anticipated that the results will provide directions for future improvement.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOn-Line Learning: An Evaluative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150266-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">On-Line Learning: An Evaluative Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chung, Joanne W.Y., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Hong Kong Polytechnic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hsjchung@inet.polyu.edu.hk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Meyrick C.M. Chow, MA; Janet W.H. Sit, PhD; Thomas K. S. Wong, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: To meet the challenge of barriers to continuing education in nursing, on-line teaching was introduced in a baccalaureate nursing programme. As part of quality assurance activities, it is imperative to evaluate students&rsquo; learning experience. Purpose: It was to evaluate students&rsquo; learning experience in on-line mode of learning. Method: The study was conducted in two stages: focus group interview and survey. Upon the completion of the on-line subjects, students were invited to participate in the study. Results (Stage 1): There were 32 participants in the focus group interview (8 per group). The three main guiding questions were: Can you tell us your learning experience that you think most beneficial? Most frustrating? Most concerned? The verbatim were transcribed. The participants were asked to read through the scripts for verification to ensure the reliability and validity of the data. The transcriptions were segmented and coded. Thematic analysis was done. The reliability of the coding was achieved by 100% agreement among the team members. The results showed four main domains of concerns: convenience, flexibility, becoming an active learner and technological issues. Results (Stage 2): A questionnaire was developed to measure the students&rsquo; learning experience. Apart from demographic data, the questionnaire contained 21 items which were selected from the Flashlight project (current student inventory) with reference to the findings from stage 1. Students were asked to rate their degree of agreement on a 4-point scale. Moreover, there were also 3 open-ended questions in which students were asked to list 3 benefits, 3 barriers and suggestions for improvement. 932 students participated in this survey. Discussion and concluding comments: Data analysis is in progress. Discussion will be focused on the value and impact of their experience on study. It is anticipated that the results will provide directions for future improvement.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:20:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:20:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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