Pedagogy for teaching and learning cooperatively on the web: A web-based pharmacology course

Mun Yee Mimi Tse, Sandra P.Y. Pun, Moon Fai Chan

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Abstract

The Internet is becoming a preferred place to find information. Millions of people go online in the search of health and medical information. Likewise, the demand for Web-based courses grows. This article presents the development, utilization and evaluation of a web-based pharmacology course for nursing students. The course was developed based on 150 commonly used drugs. There were 110 year 1 nursing students took part in the course. After attending six hours face to face lecture of pharmacology over three weeks, students were invited to complete a questionnaire (pre-test) about learning pharmacology. The course materials were then uploaded to a WebCT for student's self-directed learning and attempts to pass two scheduled online quizzes. At the end of the semester, students were given the same questionnaire (post-test). There were a significant increase in the understanding compared with memorizing the subject content, the development of problem solving ability in learning pharmacology and becoming an independent learner (p , 0.05). Online quizzes yielded satisfactory results. In the focused group interview, students appreciated the time flexibility and convenience associated with web-based learning, also, they had made good suggestions in enhancing web-based learning. Web-based approach is promising for teaching and learning pharmacology for nurses and other health-care professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalCyberpsychology and Behavior
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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