Source: BMC Medical Education
Date of Publication: July 2014
In a nutshell: More and more medical education is happening online now. But how comfortable are students learning this way? Researchers from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota survey students every year about how comfortable they are using computers and their previous experiences of online learning. The researchers studied answers to the surveys filled out between 2003 and 2011 from 371 students. They found that the students’ ratings of their comfort with and previous experience of online learning hardly changed over the period between 2003 and 2011. How comfortable the students were with online learning had no influence on their test scores but the better their perceptions about their previous experiences were the higher were their test scores. You can find the full text of this article here.