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Sohrabi Z, Koohestani H R, Baghcheghi N, Delavari S, Rezaei Shahsavarloo Z. The effects of group blogging on the attitude towards virtual education in nursing students . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2017; 31 (1) :877-881
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4306-en.html
Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Center of Educational Re-search in Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , koohestani709@gmail.com
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Background: Virtual education refers to a variety of teaching-learning methods that are implemented and supported electronically. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of group blogging on the attitude of nursing students towards virtual education.
   Methods: This was a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest study in which all fifth-semester nursing students (n=25) were selected and asked to design educational blogs on nursing of respiratory diseases. Attitudes of the participants towards virtual education were measured before and after the intervention.
   Results: Pretest and posttest mean±SD were 2.98±1.03 and 3.46±0.68, respectively, showing a significant difference (p<0.05). There were significant differences before and after the intervention in the 2 subscales of importance of virtual education and interest in using virtual environment (p<0.05). On the other hand, there was no significant difference in the anxiety of using virtual environment before and after the intervention.
   Conclusion: In general, the results revealed that blogging by nursing students could improve students’ attitudes towards virtual education.
 

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Medical Education

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