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Online teaching and learning: Experiences of students in a nursing college during the onset of COVID-19


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Title Online teaching and learning: Experiences of students in a nursing college during the onset of COVID-19
Creator Molefe, Lebogang L. Mabunda, Nkhensani F.
Subject Nursing, Education online teaching; online learning; best practices; interventions; challenges; students; nursing college; COVID-19 pandemic
Description Background: The world has entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Utilisation of technology is inevitable. For the past years, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has halted normal operations, including in the physical classroom for nursing students. Students and facilitators had to move to a remote way of teaching and learning, utilising online teaching and learning. However, students and facilitators were not ready to use online teaching and learning. This not only resulted in numerous challenges, but also became an eye-opener for best practices and intervening strategies.Objectives: To explore and describe experiences of students in a nursing college with regard to online teaching and learning during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.Method: A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research design was adopted. A purposive, nonprobability sampling approach was used to select participants from second year, third year and fourth year. First-year student nurses were excluded because they did not commence with classrooms at that time.Results: Seven themes emerged, namely knowledge, confidence, training, equipment, clinical exposure, course extension and flexibility, and all themes had subthemes.Conclusion: It is evident that students had more negative experiences during online teaching and learning than positive experiences.Contribution: The study contributed enormously to teaching and learning of student nurses in nursing colleges as its results can be used to improve nursing colleges with regard to online teaching and learning.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor No specific grant received from any funding agency in the public, commercial or non-profit sectors
Date 2022-11-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — A qualitative-exploratory-descriptive and contextual research design, using purposive non-probability sampling approach
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/curationis.v45i1.2372
Source Curationis; Vol 45, No 1 (2022); 10 pages 2223-6279 0379-8577
Language eng
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Coverage None Online teaching, blended teaching, online learning, blended learning, best practices, interventions, challenges, students, nursing college, COVID-19 pandemic Age 18years and above, males and females, South Africans
Rights Copyright (c) 2022 Lebogang L. Molefe, Nkhensani F. Mabunda