Assessment of the Effectiveness of Medical Education on the Moodle e-Learning Platform

Open access

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of learning effectiveness for the courses “Selected issues in visual rehabilitation” and “Ophthalmology and ophthalmic nursing” taught in the years 2009-2011 at the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland. We compared the effectiveness of traditional and distance learning methods; an e-learning platform was implemented experimentally for the purpose of this study. We assessed the usefulness of online learning in terms of organization, knowledge gained and students’ satisfaction with the course. The study was conducted among 75 second year master degree students in the nursing field in the academic years 2009/2010 and 2010/2011. The students were divided into two groups. For the study group of 39 persons (52%), lectures and seminars took place on an e-learning platform, while 36 persons (48%) in the control group attended traditional classes. 80% of students in the e-learning group and 89% of students in the traditional group assessed the organization of both forms of courses positively. The fact that the majority of students in both the e-learning (89%) and traditional classes (86%) gave positive feedback indicates that for both forms there was a high level of content and technical preparedness. The mean scores of the final exam for both courses were 82% in the e-learning group and 79% in the traditional group in the years 2009- 2011. The above results show that both forms of learning are equally effective.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • Allan B. (2007). Time to learn? E-learners’ experiences of time in virtual learning communities. Management Learning 38 557-572.

  • Arbaugh J. B. Desai A. Rau B. & Sridhar B. S. (2010). A review of research on online and blended learning in the management disciplines: 1994-2009. Organization Management Journal 7(1) 39-55.

  • Bombol-Lagha M. & Śliwa L. (2012). Wyniki wdrożenia formy blended learning na kierunku Logopedia z audiologią na Uniwersytecie Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej. E-mentor 5(47) 57-61.

  • Bramley P. (2001). Ocena efektywności szkoleń. Krakow: Dom Wydawniczy ABC.

  • Douglas D. E. & van der Vyver G. (2004). Effectiveness of e-learning course materials for learning database management systems: an experimental investigation. Journal of Computer Information Systems 44(4) 41-48.

  • Piskurich G. M. (2003). The AMA Handbook of E-Learning Effective Design Implementation and Technology Solutions. New York: AMACOM.

  • Połjanowicz W. Latosiewicz R. Niewiński A. & Milewski R. (2009). E-learning in students education in Medical University of Bialystok. Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems 5(9) 111-115.

  • Połjanowicz W. Latosiewicz R. Kulesza-Brończyk B. Piekut K. Kalisz A. Piechocka D. I. & Terlikowski S. J. (2010). Comparative analysis of e-learning and traditional teaching methods in the field of nursing in the Medical University of Bialystok. The chosen aspects of woman and family’s health 2 94-104.

  • Rice W. H. (2010). Tworzenie serwisow e-learningowych z Moodle 1.9. Gliwice: Helion.

  • Roszak M. Kołodziejczak B. Ren-Kurc A. Kowalewski W. & Bręborowicz A. (2013a). Learning Content Development System (LCDS) jako narzędzie tworzenia materiałow powtorkowych. E-mentor 1(48) 40-46.

  • Roszak M. Kołodziejczak B. KowalewskiW. & Ren-Kurc A. (2013b). Standard Question and Test Interoperability (QTI) - ewaluacja wiedzy studenta. E-mentor 2(49) 35-40.

  • Selvi K. (2010). Motivating factors in online courses. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 2(2) 819-824.

  • Shroff R. H. Vogel D. R. Coombes J. & Lee F. (2007). Student E-Learning Intrinsic Motivation: A Qualitative Analysis. Communications of the Association for Information Systems 19(12) 241-260.

  • Smith G. G. Heindel A. J. & Torres-Ayala A. T. (2008). E-learning commodity or community: Disciplinary differences between online courses. The Internet and Higher Education 11(1) 152-159.

  • Waćkowski K. & Chmielewski J. M. (2007). Rola standaryzacji platform w e-learningu. E-mentor 2(19) 25-32.

  • Wu W. C. & Hwang L. Y. (2010). The effectiveness of e-larning for blended courses in colleges: a multi-level empirical study. International Journal of Electronic Business Management 8(4) 301-310. 214

Search
Journal information
Impact Factor


Cite Score 2018: 0.29

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.138
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.358

Cited By
Metrics
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 307 142 4
PDF Downloads 244 167 9