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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2012, 12(8): 619-628 Back to browse issues page
Advantages and Disadvantages of Blended Teaching Method of Online and Face to Face for Practical Course of Hematology the Viewpoints of Laboratory Sciences Students in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2011
Lida Manavifar, Jamshid Jamali
, jamalij2@mums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Despite evidences revealing the development of electronic education in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, there is not much information about productivity and probable challenges in virtual (online) education. This study investigates the viewpoints of bachelor science students toward advantages and disadvantages of blended online with face to face education method. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on second semester students of laboratory sciences in 2010-2011 academic years. Seventy students from school of allied health were selected through purposeful sampling method. Firstly an under web practical hematology course was designed in 22 chapters. At the beginning of the course, students were taught about how to get registered in online education system, how to submit for courses, and how to watch lesson plan and content. They were also explained about the advantages of online learning. Students were obliged to check theoretical and practical discussions before attending in class. Four oral examinations were held during the course. After 15 sessions, data was collected using a questionnaire made by researcher and analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. Results: Total mean scores of students’ viewpoints toward advantages and disadvantages of blended teaching method was 3.33±1.11 and 3.73± 0.84 (out of 5) respectively. 93.2% of students were able to access online education website and the practical hematology course and 80.9% of learners confirmed the efficacy of blended online and face to face method for learning practical hematology. The mean score of students’ viewpoints toward disadvantages of blended method was higher among students having personal accommodation (3.96±0.82) compared to those living in dormitory rooms (3.47±0.80 and t=2.04 and p=0.047). Conclusion: Although most of students believed in efficacy of blended method, but didn’t refer to the website. This study explored some challenges in productivity and efficacy of online education among BSc students. Finally, our electronic education systems must study the ways to establish an appropriate relationship between students and faculties with suppliers of electronic services.
Keywords: Electronic education systems, Blended education, Bachelor science students, Practical courses, Hematology.
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2012/01/25 | Accepted: 2012/07/15
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Manavifar L, Jamali J. Advantages and Disadvantages of Blended Teaching Method of Online and Face to Face for Practical Course of Hematology the Viewpoints of Laboratory Sciences Students in Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2011. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2012; 12 (8) :619-628
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