Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Online Education Provided to Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A University Experience

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Department of Nursing, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Social Service, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Faculty of Medicine, Kütahya, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 312-323
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.21001
Read: 67 Downloads: 44 Published: 27 August 2021

AIM: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the online education provided to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

METHOD: The research was carried out with 841 students studying for undergraduate and associate degrees in a health sciences university. The research was designed with qualitative and quantitative features using a mixed method. In the quantitative phase, an online questionnaire consisting of eight questions covering socio-demographic data and experiences in the COVID-19 process was used. In the qualitative phase, in-depth interviews were conducted online using a semi-structured interview form. The qualitative design was carried out and reported in accordance with the criteria of “COnsolidated criteria for REporting Qualitative research (COREQ).”

RESULTS: Of the students who responded, 75.5% (n = 635) stated that they attended 76–100% of the total number of courses, and 56.1% of them stated that the efficiency of their lessons was over 50%. The analysis of the data was done manually according to Heidegger philosophy, in accordance with the steps of the data analysis method of Colaizzi (1978). As a result of the content analysis, three main themes and 21 categories were determined. The following themes were achieved: “Better than nothing!” for positive aspects of students’ experiences, “Face-to-face education is better!” for negative aspects, and “It could have been better!” for their suggestions.

CONCLUSION: It has been determined that the contents of distance education in health sciences for theoretical and applied courses should be further developed with a technological approach.

Cite this article as: Bıyık, M., Savcı, A., Güçlü, S., Perçin Renders, D., & Aksoy, C. C. (2021). Evaluation of online education provided to students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A university experience. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 29(3), 312–323.

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