Using ICT to Replace the Face to Face Seminar for Teaching and Learning in Nursing Administration
Keywords:ICT, Face to Face Seminar, Teaching and Learning, Nursing administration
Due to increasingly Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) advancement application in education, the descriptive research was thus developed aiming to examine satisfaction and effect of using ICT to replace the Face to Face seminar for interactive teaching and learning in Nursing Administration. Participants were graduated students studying the Master degree program in Nursing Administration at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. The research tool consisted of a closed-end questionnaire in discovering the students’ satisfactions; and open-ended in exploring the effective use of ICT. The tool was developed by researchers and verified by 3 experts. The content validity index was 0.83. Research findings; 1) students were satisfied with using ICT to replace face to face seminar for interactive teaching and learning in Nursing Administration at the highest level (M = 4.57, SD = 0.55 ). 2) The replacement of ICT led to the 3 following impacts on students: (1) learning skills conformed to needs in the 21st century, (2) deep learning, and (3) self-discipline and responsibility. The finding confirmed that ICT could be used as a replacement for face-to-face seminar in Nursing Administration. However, ICT application should rely on the objectives and characteristics of subjects as well as feedback process from instructors, particularly in the real time teaching.
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