Developing an E-learning Model for Nursing Education LC11-LC16
Dr. Houman Manoochehri,
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Introduction: Technology has revolutionised higher education and transformed traditional approaches to teaching and learning. However, application of e-learning in any discipline including nursing requires a model.
Aim: To develop an e-learning model for nursing education.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, three stages were followed between June 2017 to December 2018. In the Stage one: review of literature and library search was used in databases of ERIC, PubMed, Science Direct, ProQuest, Scopus, and Google Scholar and Iranian databases of SID, Magiran and Iran Medex using to find available 65 models and their features. In the Stage two, semi-structured interviews with 26 experts in e-learning and quantitative content analysis of the interviews were used, and in the Stage three: The validity of the model was determined by with 12 experts in e-learning and Delphi method, and finally, the model was presented.
Results: Seven general components including education, infrastructure, support, culture, ethics/law, evaluation, and learner with 31 subcomponents were determined in stages one and two. They were then used in the development of thee-learning model which was validated by Delphi method.
Conclusion: The principles of pedagogy were used to develop this model in an understandable and simple manner. Therefore, it can be used in many disciplines.