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The Effect of Offline E-Learning on Cognitive Learning (Levels of Knowledge, Comprehension, and Application) of Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Course among Nursing Students
Zahra Amouzeshi, Narges Soltani , Narjes Khatoon Taheri, Majid Zare Bidaki, Seyed Ali Reza Mousavi, - Manizhe Nasirizade, Farzaneh Safajou
- Nursing and Midwifery Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
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Introduction: The use of e-learning and computer-aided methods is rapidly on the rise in medical and nursing education. Therefore, given the conflicting findings and lack of systematic clinical trials on comparison of the effects of e-learning and traditional methods in nursing education, this study aimed to assess the effects of offline e-Learning on cognitive learning (levels of knowledge, comprehension, and application) in the Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances course among nursing students.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with a two-group, post-test-only design. A total of 52 third-semester nursing students were selected by convenience sampling method. Course contents were presented during 6 weeks by lecture and question and answer (Q & A) in the traditional learning group and by offline e-Learning in the second group. Afterwards, the students’ cognitive learning (knowledge, comprehension, and application) was assessed using a 23-item questionnaire on Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances course. The obtained data were analyzed in SPSS (version 16) using Mann-Whitney, t-test, Chi-square, Fisher's Exact Test, and analysis of two-way variance. The significant level was considered as P < 0.05.

Results: The mean score of cognitive learning was significantly higher in the traditional learning group (14.1±1.9) than in the e-learning group (12.4±2.2) (P=0.006). The difference was also significant in the domain of knowledge (P<0.001), but insignificant in comprehension (P=0.097) and application (P=0.892) domains.

Conclusions: According to the results, the method of teaching e-learning, alongside traditional teaching method is recommended.

Keywords: Cognitive learning, Nursing Students, e-Learning, Traditional learning
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/02/22 | Accepted: 2017/06/11 | Published: 2017/06/18

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