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The Effect of Web-Based Education on Learning in Medical Sciences Students: A Review Study
Mohsen Adib-Hajbaghery * , Mohammad-Ehsan Adib , Sakineh Jaddi Arani
Professor Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing Faculty, Kashan University of medical sciences, Kashan, Iran , adib1344@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Web-based education has come to attention in recent decades. However, there is no consensus on the effect of this method on students’ learning. The purpose of this review study was to assess the effect of web-based education on learning in medical sciences students.
Methods: This Review study was carried out by searching the databases of SID, Iran MEDEX, Science Direct and PubMed, ERIC and Google Scholar. Articles from 2011 to 2016 were searched using the keywords web-based education, online learning, online education, medical students and nursing students. Finally, 14 articles that met the inclusion criteria were selected for review.
Results: Of the 14 studies, five had been conducted in Europe, eight in Asia and one in America. They employed a variety of research designs. Students’ scores in teacher-made exams were used as the measure of learning in 11 studies. Two studies used students’ self-evaluation scores and one study employed students’ views about their own skill as the measure of learning. Of the 11 quantitative studies, only six reported the positive effect of web-based education on students’ learning, while the other five could not confirm such an effect. Two studies also reported students’ participation in the program at a favorable level. Four studies assessed students’ satisfaction with the web-based program and reported that the majority of students were satisfied with the program.
Conclusion: Although a significant part of the studies reported the positive effect of web-based education on students’ learning, about half of the studies found no significant difference between students’ learning in web-based education and traditional education.
 

Keywords: Web-based education, online education, medical sciences students, learning
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2016/10/8 | Accepted: 2017/03/5 | Published: 2017/11/7
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Adib-Hajbaghery M, Adib M, Jaddi Arani S. The Effect of Web-Based Education on Learning in Medical Sciences Students: A Review Study. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2017; 17 :298-310
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