THE APPLICABILITY OF DISTANCE EDUCATION IN HEALTHCARE TECHNICIAN EDUCATION: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY


Tekedere H., Göker H.

İnönü üniversitesi Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksek Okulu Dergisi, vol.10, no.2, pp.488-507, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Abstract

In this study, the applicability of distance education in associate degree programs in health services discipline has been discussed. For this purpose, various views and readiness levels of health technician candidates towards distance education have been examined. The sample of the research is consisted of 420 health technician candidates studying in 7 different programs at Gazi University Health Services Vocational School. In the collection of data, 3 questions including demographic characteristics and 5 questions including views on distance education have been asked, and the E-Learning Readiness Scale has been used. Frequency, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, t-test, variance analysis and chi-square tests have been used in the analysis of the data. According to the findings, 70.2% of the students have stated that they did not want to study in any higher education program that provides education through distance education. 21.1% of the students thought that their programs could be done entirely with distance education method and 69.5% of the students have stated that they would still prefer face-to-face education even if there was a distance education alternative. Working students had higher e-learning readiness levels. Finally, no statistically significant difference has been obtained between the programs and the readiness level.