Prioritising topics for developing e-learning resources in healthcare curricula: A comparison between students and educators using a modified Delphi survey

Lim, Hooi Min and Ng, Chirk Jenn and Teo, Chin Hai and Lee, Ping Yein and Kassim, Puteri Shanaz Jahn and Nasharuddin, Nurul Amelina and Yong, Phelim Voon Chen and Sellappans, Renukha and Yap, Wei Hsum and Lee, Yew Kong and Abu Hassan, Zahiruddin Fitri and Krishnan, Kuhan and Ghazali, Sazlina Shariff and Idris, Faridah and Hassan, Nurhanim and Ayub, Enna and Konstantinidis, Stathis and Taylor, Michael and Poussa, Cherry and Karlgren, Klas and Stathakarou, Natalia and Mordt, Petter and Nilsen, Arne Thomas and Wharrad, Heather (2021) Prioritising topics for developing e-learning resources in healthcare curricula: A comparison between students and educators using a modified Delphi survey. PLoS ONE, 16 (6). ISSN 1932-6203, DOI

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Background Engaging students in the e-learning development process enhances the effective implementation of e-learning, however, students' priority on the topics for e-learning may differ from that of the educators. This study aims to compare the differences between the students and their educators in prioritising the topics in three healthcare curricula for reusable e-learning object (RLO) development. Method A modified Delphi study was conducted among students and educators from University Malaya (UM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Taylor's University (TU) on three undergraduate programmes. In Round 1, participants were asked to select the topics from the respective syllabi to be developed into RLOs. Priority ranking was determined by using frequencies and proportions. The first quartile of the prioritised topics was included in Round 2 survey, which the participants were asked to rate the level of priority of each topic using a 5-point Likert scale. The mean score of the topics was compared between students and educators. Result A total of 43 educators and 377 students participated in this study. For UM and TU Pharmacy, there was a mismatch in the prioritised topics between the students and educators. For UPM, both the educators and students have prioritised the same topics in both rounds. To harmonise the prioritisation of topics between students and educators for UM and TU Pharmacy, the topics with a higher mean score by both the students and educators were prioritised. Conclusion The mismatch in prioritised topics between students and educators uncovered factors that might influence the prioritisation process. This study highlighted the importance of conducting needs assessment at the beginning of eLearning resources development.

Item Type: Article
Funders: European Union ERASMUS+ Programme under the ACoRD project [598935EPP-1-2018-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical-students; Needs-assessment
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Faculty of Medicine > Medicine Department
Faculty of Medicine > Primary Care Medicine Department
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2022 23:48
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 23:49

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