A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Using Electronic Book entitled “Principles of Pediatric Nursing” and Traditional Learning Methods on Learning Achievement and Satisfaction of Nursing Students
Keywords:electronic book, principle of pediatric nursing, learning achievement, satisfaction, nursing student
The purposes of this quasi-experimental research were 1) to compare the learning achievements of the students who learned with the electronic books entitled “Principles of Pediatric Nursing” with the students who learned by the traditional teaching; 2) to compare the satisfaction of students who learned with the electronic books entitled “Principles of Pediatric Nursing” with the students who learned by the traditional teaching. There were 30 participants in each group selected from the third-year nursing students at the Faculty of Nursing, Saint Louis College. The research instruments included: 1) the electronic books entitled “principles of pediatric nursing”; 2) the printed-manual of the principles of pediatric nursing procedures; 3) an achievement test; KR-20 was 0.84; 4) procedure checklist 5) a questionnaire on the student’s satisfaction with electronic book teaching and traditional teaching; Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.94.
The findings of this study were as follow: 1) Paired t-test revealed significantly higher Principles of Pediatric Nursing knowledge average scores in the post-test of the students who learned with the electronic books at the .001 level., 2) the mean scores on performing principles of pediatric nursing of the students who learned with the electronic books was significantly higher than the students who learned by the traditional teaching at the .001 level., 3) the mean score of satisfaction on learning with the electronic book and traditional teaching were satisfied at high level but not significant differences.
The research shows that an electronic book was found to increase academic achievement of both knowledge and skill of principles of pediatric nursing. The electronic book could be helpful resources for improving the learning process regarding student competency and self-needs. However, the traditional teaching could also be helpful resources for improving the learning process.
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