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Effectiveness of Blended Learning in Nursing Education

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Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Burgos, C/ Comendadores s/n, 09001 Burgos, Spain
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Departamento de Ingeniería Informática, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad de Burgos, Avda. Cantabria s/n, 09006 Burgos, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1589; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051589
Received: 15 January 2020 / Revised: 20 February 2020 / Accepted: 26 February 2020 / Published: 1 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nursing and Society)
Currently, teaching in higher education is being heavily developed by learning management systems that record the learning behaviour of both students and teachers. The use of learning management systems that include project-based learning and hypermedia resources increases safer learning, and it is proven to be effective in degrees such as nursing. In this study, we worked with 120 students in the third year of nursing degree. Two types of blended learning were applied (more interaction in learning management systems with hypermedia resources vs. none). Supervised learning techniques were applied: linear regression and k-means clustering. The results indicated that the type of blended learning in use predicted 40.4% of student learning outcomes. It also predicted 71.9% of the effective learning behaviors of students in learning management systems. It therefore appears that blended learning applied in Learning Management System (LMS) with hypermedia resources favors greater achievement of effective learning. Likewise, with this type of Blended Learning (BL) a larger number of students were found to belong to the intermediate cluster, suggesting that this environment strengthens better results in a larger number of students. BL with hypermedia resources and project-based learning increase students´ learning outcomes and interaction in learning management systems. Future research will be aimed at verifying these results in other nursing degree courses. View Full-Text
Keywords: learning management system; higher education; nursing; data mining learning management system; higher education; nursing; data mining
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Sáiz-Manzanares, M.C.; Escolar-Llamazares, M.-C.; Arnaiz González, Á. Effectiveness of Blended Learning in Nursing Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051589

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Sáiz-Manzanares MC, Escolar-Llamazares M-C, Arnaiz González Á. Effectiveness of Blended Learning in Nursing Education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051589

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Sáiz-Manzanares, María C., María-Camino Escolar-Llamazares, and Álvar Arnaiz González. 2020. "Effectiveness of Blended Learning in Nursing Education" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 5: 1589. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051589

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