Development of an e-Learning research module using multimedia instruction approach

Yanika Kowitlawakul*, Moon Fai Chan, Sharon Swee Lin Tan, Alan Swee Kit Soong, Sally Wai Chi Chan

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Abstract

Students nowadays feel more comfortable with new technologies, which increase their motivation and, as a result, improve their academic performance. In the last two decades, the use of information communication technology has been increasing in many disciplines in higher education. Online learning or e-learning has been used and integrated into the curriculum around the world. A team of nursing faculty and educational technology specialists have developed an e-learning research module and integrate it into the nursing curriculum. The aim was to assist master of nursing and postgraduate nursing students in developing their research knowledge before and throughout their enrollment in the research course. This e-learning module includes interactive multimedia such as audiovisual presentation, graphical theme, animation, case-based learning, and pretest and posttest for each topic area. The module focuses on three main topic areas: (1) basic research principles (for review), (2) quantitative method, and (3) qualitative method. The e-learning module is an innovative use of the information and communication technology to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes in a local context. This article discusses the development journey, piloting process, including the variety of evaluation perspectives, and the ways in which the results influenced the e-learning resource before its wider distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Instructional technology
  • Multimedia
  • Nursing program
  • Research module

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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