IMPACT OF E-LEARNING AS A TEACHING STRATEGY IN THE NURSING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON NURSING STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS


Dlzar Sedeeq Anwer a




  Hawler Medical University, College of Nursing, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.



Submitted: 3/10/2021; Accepted: 7/2/2022; Published: 21/3/2022


ABSTRACT 


Background 

During this pandemic, e-learning platforms play a critical role in helping instructors, schools, and universities enable student learning during times of university and school closure. COVID-19’s safety features have made online learning a valuable and practical instrument for curriculum delivery throughout the globe.


Objectives 

E-influence learning’s on nursing students and instructors during the COVID-19 epidemic was the focus of this research.


Methods

Descriptive research was conducted at Hawler Medical University,  College of Nursing. Self-administered surveys were utilized to gather information. Due to the accuracy of the study’s findings, the used questionnaire was validated. In addition, the questionnaire was trustworthy since it consistently returned the same results throughout the trial. The research included 90 nursing students and 30 faculty members. For both students and instructors, frequency and percentage were used to examine the data.


Results

The majority of students and instructors firmly agreed that they were pleased with the employment of digital technology in class. Students and instructors have traditionally found the travel costs reduced by taking online classes. However, this is not always the case. It was common knowledge among both students and instructors alike that they were pleased to work online while caring for their families.


Conclusion

This research found that E-learning, when employed as a teaching method tool in nursing education programs, significantly impacted curriculum improvement. To ensure the safety of nursing teaching staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, E-learning as a teaching technique is essential.



KEYWORDS

 E-learning, COVID-19, Nursing Education, Pandemic, Teaching Strategy.