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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4

Initial Assessments of E-learning modules in cytotechnology education

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Cytotechnology Education, College of Allied Health Professions, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Dr. Maheswari S Mukherjee
984142 Nebraska Medical Center, Cytotechnology Education, College of Allied Health Professions, Omaha, NE 68198-4142
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpi.jpi_62_17

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Background: Nine E-learning modules (ELMs) were developed in our program using Articulate software. This study assessed our cytotechnology (CT) students' perceptions on the content of the ELMs, and the perceived influence of the ELMs on students' performance during clinical rotations. Subjects and Methods: All CT students watched nine ELMs before the related classroom lecture and group discussion. Following that, students completed nine preclinical rotation surveys. After their clinical rotations, students completed nine postclinical rotation surveys. Results: Statements on the content of the ELMs regarding the quality of the video and audio, duration, navigation, and the materials presented, received positive responses from the majority of the students. While there were a few disagreements and neutral responses, most of the students responded positively saying that the ELMs better prepared them for their role, as well as helped them to better perform their roles during the clinical rotation. The majority of the students recommended developing more EMLs for cytology courses in the future Conclusions: This study has given hope that the ELMs have potential to enhance our online curriculum and benefit students, within the United States and internationally, who have no easy access to cytology clinical laboratories for hands-on training.

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