Experiences of online learning: Students’ perspective

Janet W. H. SIT, Wai Yee Joanne CHUNG, Meyrick C. M. CHOW, Thomas K. S. WONG

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This paper explores students’ views of an online learning initiative within a post-registration degree in nursing in Hong Kong. A self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. One hundred and ninety eight students completed the study. Online learning was seen to be convenient allowing students to study at their own pace and time. Students reported that online learning enabled them to hold a higher level of accountability for their own learning and to learn independently. Not all experiences were positive. A major hindrance to online learning was the inadequate opportunity for human interaction which was deemed necessary for establishing peer support and developing in-depth group discussion on subject matter. These findings provide a guide for further development and improvement in online teaching and learning methodologies. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-147
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


Sit, J. W. H., Chung, J. W. Y., Chow, M. C. M., & Wong, T. K. S. (2005). Experiences of online learning: Students’ perspective. Nurse Education Today, 25(2), 140-147. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2004.11.004


  • Online learning
  • Teaching technology
  • Innovative teaching

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