Global and Lokal Distance Education - GLOKALde , ISSN 2148-7278
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PERCEPTIONS OF NURSES REGARDING ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND SOCIALIZATION: A Cross-Sectional Study
The study was planned based on descriptive and cross-sectional design method, in order to determine the relation between the perceptions of nurses regarding online learning environments and socialization in the online learning environment. While the population of the study was consisted of 10243 nurses who attend the program of completing undergraduate study in nursing that is conducted by Ataturk University Distance Education Application and Research Center with distance education. The sample was consisted of minimum 240 nurses by calculating the number of elements in the population with the familiar formula. Study was conducted with the participation of 454 nurses. “Information Form”, “Online Learning Environments Scale” and “Scale of Socialization that is Perceived in the Online Learning Environment” were used as data collection tools.
Results showed that nurses have positive opinions about online learning environments, their perception regarding socialization in online learning environment is moderate and there is a positive and moderate relation between the perceptions of nurses regarding online learning environments and socialization in the online learning environment. In the lights of these results, there should be an emphasis on education activities applied with information and communication technologies, scientific studies, different methods and techniques.in order to increase online learning environment and sociability in these environments that provide nursing education.