IJIET 2015 Vol.5(8): 577-581 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.571

Effectiveness of e-Learning in Public Health Education: A Pilot Study

Zhixia Zhang, Peng Ran, Ying Peng, Rong Hu, and Weirong Yan

Abstract—Medical schools educators are presently experimenting with innovative ways of using e-learning to supplement the existing teaching. E-learning can promote an active, deeper approach for learning that enhances student learning outcomes. However, little literature explores the application of e-learning into public health education. The aim is to assess the effectiveness of e-learning in public health. A descriptive study, with a total of 87 international students of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) enrolled, was conducted at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China. To evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning platform, correlations between students’ e-learning platform usage and the final examination marks were analyzed. The major contribution of this paper is E-learning platform usage had positive correlations with students’ final examination marks. E-learning is promising and worthwhile for further application in public health education.

Index Terms—E-learning, pilot study, platform, public health.

The authors are with the Epidemiology and Statistics Department, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hang Kong Road, Wuhan, China (e-mail: zhixia.qiqi@gmail.com, 14234712@qq.com, pengying718@foxmail.com, cherryaries@163.com, weirongy@gmail.com).

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Cite: Zhixia Zhang, Peng Ran, Ying Peng, Rong Hu, and Weirong Yan, "Effectiveness of e-Learning in Public Health Education: A Pilot Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 577-581, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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