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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016, 4(3), 108-113
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-4-3-8
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International Students’ Perceived Usefulness and Satisfaction with Professional Midwifery Blended Learning Course

Eman A. Fadel1, , Yousif A.1 and Hanan Hamed Mohammed2

1Woman’s Health and Midwifery Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

2Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: January 14, 2017

Cite this paper:
Eman A. Fadel, Yousif A. and Hanan Hamed Mohammed. International Students’ Perceived Usefulness and Satisfaction with Professional Midwifery Blended Learning Course. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016; 4(3):108-113. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-4-3-8

Abstract

Although higher education institution interested in the blended learning, it is still in its construction phase at Egyptian Universities. Aim: To assess international students’ perceived usefulness and satisfaction with Midwifery blended learning course. Method: A descriptive research design was utilized on 76 International students at Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University. Tool of data collection: An on-line self-administered questionnaire which consisted of three parts to assess the international students’ general characteristics, international students’ perceived usefulness of Professional Midwifery blended learning course and factors affecting international students' satisfaction with the blended learning. Results: The present study revealed that most international students had positive perception about usefulness of Midwifery blended course, as it offered a variety of ways to assess students’ learning, provided fewer face to face lecture and more learning material processed in the electronic form and also that blended learning course had attractive features. Additionally, most international students were satisfied with teacher performance in handling the Midwifery blended course and satisfied with the course flexibility. Furthermore, all international students were satisfied with educational environment provided by the blended course, while most of them were not satisfied with the internet speed at University. Conclusion: The present study revealed that most international students had positive perception about usefulness of, and satisfied with Midwifery blended course. Recommendation: Applying extra internet server for University to improve the internet speed.

Keywords:
international students perceived usefulness students' satisfaction

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