Factors influencing medical students’ experiences and satisfaction with blended integrated e-learning

Venkatesh, Shashidhar, Rao, Yeshwanth K., Nagaraja, Haleagrahara, Woolley, Torres, Alele, Faith O., and Malau-Aduli, Bunmi S. (2019) Factors influencing medical students’ experiences and satisfaction with blended integrated e-learning. Medical Principles and Practice, 29 (1).

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Objectives: Blended learning has been presented as a promising learner-centred model that emphasises the learning outcome rather than the process of education, but it can negatively affect learners’ engagement with learning. Subject and Methods: Using a mixed-methods approach, this study aimed to determine the significant predictors of learning satisfaction and to evaluate the experiences of medical students with the different domains of an introduced blended integrated learning approach. Results: The survey was administered to 92 respondents with a mean age of 20.5 years. Male students had significantly higher computer self-efficacy and overall learner satisfaction ratings than their female counterparts. Multiple regression analysis showed that gender (student characteristics), performance expectations (cognitive factors), and learning climate (social environment) were predictors of the perceived satisfaction of learners. Conclusion: Wider integration of blended learning into pre-clinical undergraduate medical education could enhance the shift towards competency-based education and life-long learning among medical students. However, effective implementation would depend largely on student characteristics, as well as environmental and cognitive components of the delivery method.

Item ID: 61459
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1423-0151
Keywords: blended learning, learner satisfaction, e-learning, medical education
Copyright Information: © 2019 The Author(s). Published by S. Karger AG, Basel. This article is licensed Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC). Usage and distribution for commercial purposes requires written permission.
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 00:34
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 30%
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology > 320102 Haematology @ 70%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920101 Blood Disorders @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 30%
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