MOOC in higher education

MOOC in drug accounting is applied in teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing courses at UiS.

MOOC in higher education (OF-10366 and OF-10336)  

Based on this e-learning course, which was developed by Foss in 2014, the pattern of nursing students’ use of "on-demand lectures" in the relevant MOOC in drug accounting has been studied. The digital lectures consisted of 22 teaching blocks and included 14 relevant topics for the course. Data was collected via the students’ log on the media site (N=48). The result exhibits heterogeneous use. This means that there was great variation in which lectures were used in the learning process. In addition, the study reveals that students did not watch whole lectures, but fast forwarded to parts of them. This may signal that "on-demand lectures" provide students with the opportunity for repetition of difficult material, based on their individual needs (Urstad et al., 2016).

The research group’s members are currently developing a MOOC linked to how nursing students integrate the scientific subjects (anatomy, physiology and diseases) in their execution of practical nursing skills. The purpose of the project is to create a new digital multi-disciplinary multimedia workshop that connects the various technical disciplines mentioned above, using video lectures, skills instruction videos and MC (multiple-choice questions). Half of first-year nursing students have been given access to this MOOC through "It's Learning" in their preparation for practical oral exams. Interim evaluation of the MOOC project includes focus group interviews about students' experiences. There is an intention to compare exam results between the student group that has had access and the student group that has not had access to this MOOC. A scientific publication is planned based on the interim evaluation.

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E-learning courses in drug accounting is applied in teaching in the bachelor of nursing at UiS. (Photo: Siv Sivertsen)