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ERIC Number: EJ1089745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
M-Learning in EMS Education--Saudi Arabia Perspective
Alrazeeni, Daifallah
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n2 p95-106 2016
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of using m-Learning Methodology in enhancing student driven learning and improve student teacher communication. Different methodology of learning and teaching like the regular face to face classroom teaching method, using medium of social websites like Facebook, U-tube upload of teaching videos, SMS, Assignments etc. Methods: This was a qualitative educational study using SMS Interface and Student Feedback. It includes 42 fourth semester students of Bachelor of Sciences--EMS Program at PSCEMS, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A SMS interface Software was developed with a Virtual Number. Students had to compete by sending answers through their mobile to the virtual number for the Quiz Questions sent to them in the form of SMS. Class Information, Exam Schedule, Homework reminder and Deadlines were also sent to them. A Comparative study was done using Theoretical Examination Airway Management Chapter prior and after to using the Blended Learning Methodology in the same Semester with same level of Difficulty. Result: In the feasibility survey the Students were asked to rate the usefulness of SMS based Learning where 98 % agreed. 94% suggested to use SMS as a tool to send deadline reminders and to receive questions from faculty. In comparison study 24 (57%) Students scored 20 out 20, 12 (28 %) Student scored 18 out of 20 after implementation of Blended Learning Methodology. Conclusion: Paramedic students felt comfortable using Blended Learning Methodology. m-Learning should be used in training paramedic students to enhance their Knowledge and boost their confidence in examinations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia
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