The effect of E-learning method via learning path on psychology course learning in nursing students and comparing it with the lecturing method
In electronic learning systems, given the personality differences of individuals, a single constant method of instruction to educate all of the learners would not be appropriate. Therefore, development of such electronic systems with a personal-based learning mechanism is felt. The present research was then conducted with the purpose of studying the effect of E-learning method via learning path on learning and comparing it with the lecturing method. This is a quasi-experimental study which was performed in Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2018. The statistical population, included all B.Sc. nursing students who had elected the course of psychology (41 persons). The content of the course in the first 8 weeks of the semester was presented in the form of a lecture and in the second 8 weeks, it was presented through E-learning. Pre- and post-tests were given before and after each method. The results of independent t-test indicated that the average of score difference pre- and post-test in learning path method was significantly higher than in the lecturing method. Given the efficiency of learning path in improving knowledge and also the increasing use of this learning method in medical sciences, it can be certainly used in instructing some university courses.