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Evaluating the readiness of nurses for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in continuing nursing education

Aung, Khin Thandar and Abdul Razak, Rafiza and Mohamad Nazry, Nor Nazrina and Mohd Ali, Noor Azizah (2023) Evaluating the readiness of nurses for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in continuing nursing education. Journal of Contemporary Social Science and Education Studies (JOCSSES), 3 (1). pp. 1-15. E-ISSN 2785-8774

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E-learning is crucial for continuing education and enables flexibility, innovation, and professional advancement. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide quality education and support continuing education for diverse populations. Assessing participants' readiness before launching a MOOC course ensures its success. MOOC course preparation, especially in continuing nursing education, is currently understudied. Therefore, this study examined nurses' readiness for MOOC courses for continuing education. A descriptive, cross-sectional study using the convenience sampling method was conducted among registered nurses at SASMEC@IIUM in Kuantan, Malaysia through online survey with google form. The survey consisted of three parts: Part A: demographic characteristics; Part B: MOOC preparedness level in technology access, online skills and relationship, willingness to learn, learning skills in online audio/video, and ability in internet conversation; and Part C: types of preference in MOOC course format. SPSS 22.0 was used for the descriptive analysis. According to results, participants were ready to learn the MOOC course based on technology access, online skills, relationships, and internet conversation. However, it was necessary to plan for online audio and video to support their motivation and learning skills as they had lower average scores (3.8 and 3.9 respectively) than technology access, online skills, relationship and ability in internet discussion (4.4,4.2, and 4.1, respectively on a 5-point Likert scale). This study provided valuable information to the MOOC team and highlighted the need to motivate participants while delivering the MOOC course.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continuing nursing education Massive open online courses Nurses Readiness
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT71 Study and Teaching
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT86.4 Nurse and physician or other health professionals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Khin Thandar Aung
Date Deposited: 08 May 2023 08:35
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 08:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/104579

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