There are several research courses that have been offered to both undergraduate and graduate students at the Nursing Department/NUS. Due to a long process of the IRB approval, the students have to start working on their proposal, and mainly work with their supervisors to conduct a research study prior to the beginning of the semester.
Based on some observation, the students very keened to learn and work on their project, but they were struggling on writing a proposal and became apprehensive in doing research. The students tried to read the research books, but it became a boring thing to do for them. As a result, the students disengaged from the research study. The student’s supervisors also found that the students needed a lot of guidance throughout the course.
The “e-learning research module” was developed to providing a review of basic concepts in research and to enhance motivation and research application for the students. This e-learning has been used in several research courses/modules and research workshop at CenMED as a supplementary tool.
The evidence showed that the e-learning research module was useful for the students to review the basic research knowledge. It also has helped to increase the students’ motivation and engage in learning research process.