Development of e-Learning Activities in Gerontological Nursing Course to Enhance Knowledge for Caring Older People among Nursing Students

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Pornpun Manasatchakun
Thawatchai Khueansombat
Chaweewan Sridawruang
Chiraporn Worawong


          This development research aimed to 1) develop learning activity by using electronic learning in a course of Gerontological Nursing, 2) study the results of using e-learning activities in a course of Gerontological Nursing by comparing the knowledge before and after using electronic learning and examining the learners’ satisfaction after using electronic learning. The population of this study was 187 second year nursing student, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Udon Thani.  The quantitative approach was used. The research process composed of three phases including Phase 1: the analysis of situation; Phase 2: the design and development of learning activity; Phase 3: the analysis and conclusion. Statistical analyses were calculated comprising of frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and pair t-test. The results showed: 1 the electronic learning should be used as a complement to promote self-learning of the learners; 2 the e-Learning activities consisted of 3 aspects, including 1. Administrator 2. Learners, and 3. Activity service and appropriateness of the e-Learning activities was good which confirmed by the experts; 3 the knowledge mean score of post-tests was significantly higher than pre-test with the p-value < .05. The mean scores of satisfactions regarding to the user friendly and usefulness were showed at high level. The results of this study represented the advantages of e-Learning activities’ applying in the course of Gerontological Nursing to enhance knowledge of caring for older people. Therefore, it is advisable to encourage the teachers for integrating the e-Learning activities in other courses. In addition, the limitations when applying the e-Learning activities should be minimized to increase the students’ learning opportunities


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