Graduate nursing students’ pre- and post-course perceptions and preferences concerning fully web based courses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158811
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Graduate nursing students’ pre- and post-course perceptions and preferences concerning fully web based courses
Abstract:
Graduate nursing students’ pre- and post-course perceptions and preferences concerning fully web based courses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Wills, Celia, MS/MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Michigan State University
Title:Doctoral Candidate
Contact Address:College of Nursing, A230 Life Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1317, USA
Contact Telephone:517.432.1182
Web-based nursing courses have proliferated rapidly in recent years, but few data are available about course outcomes. A pre-test post-test survey design of student perceptions and preferences was used to evaluate two graduate level online nursing courses (required research and elective aging issues courses; Ns=31 and 29, respectively) on the basis of Billing's (2000) outcomes evaluation framework for nursing web courses. Students in both courses were favorable or at least neutral in their perceptions of outcomes at both pre- and post-test, but favorable shifts in perceptions also occurred from pre- to post-test. Most students remained stable in their preferences for format of instruction (online or classroom), and most favored an online format. Almost all students indicated they would take the course they took if they had the decision to make over again. Students who took the elective aging issues course had somewhat more favorable perceptions overall at post-test, compared to those in the required research course, but some differences were accounted for by pre-test scores differences between the groups. While outcomes were positive for both courses, the results also highlight specific needs for adequate socialization and support of students, particularly for first-year graduate students who are taking web-based courses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGraduate nursing students’ pre- and post-course perceptions and preferences concerning fully web based coursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158811-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Graduate nursing students&rsquo; pre- and post-course perceptions and preferences concerning fully web based courses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wills, Celia, MS/MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michigan State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, A230 Life Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824-1317, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">517.432.1182</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cwills@msu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Web-based nursing courses have proliferated rapidly in recent years, but few data are available about course outcomes. A pre-test post-test survey design of student perceptions and preferences was used to evaluate two graduate level online nursing courses (required research and elective aging issues courses; Ns=31 and 29, respectively) on the basis of Billing's (2000) outcomes evaluation framework for nursing web courses. Students in both courses were favorable or at least neutral in their perceptions of outcomes at both pre- and post-test, but favorable shifts in perceptions also occurred from pre- to post-test. Most students remained stable in their preferences for format of instruction (online or classroom), and most favored an online format. Almost all students indicated they would take the course they took if they had the decision to make over again. Students who took the elective aging issues course had somewhat more favorable perceptions overall at post-test, compared to those in the required research course, but some differences were accounted for by pre-test scores differences between the groups. While outcomes were positive for both courses, the results also highlight specific needs for adequate socialization and support of students, particularly for first-year graduate students who are taking web-based courses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:25:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:25:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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