The study evaluated the performance of students in a distance-learning and programmed instruction course using different learning methods. The students’ satisfaction in the teaching method was assessed in four areas: the difficulty of content, the familiarity with the equipment used, and the appropriate manner of transporting the patients. The participants were also asked to give their final judgment about their satisfaction with the teaching method. The results of the study suggest that distance-learning courses are more effective than those taught in face-to-face settings.
The study also examined whether the traditional and online modes of teaching had the same impact on student learning. Both types of teaching methods have advantages and disadvantages. The former involves more interaction with the teacher and peers, while the latter focuses more on theory. In both cases, the benefits and drawbacks of each method depend on the particular subject matter. For instance, a college class on business and management would be more effective with an instructor-led format than with an online program, whereas an online course would be more convenient for students who have no access to a classroom.
A face-to-face environment is often preferred by students. The advantage of face-to-face teaching is that students get to interact with the instructor and fellow students on a daily basis. A more personal connection is fostered between the student and teacher. However, the disadvantages of online learning are not easily surpassed. It is more convenient and can accommodate a wider audience. This method of learning has certain drawbacks.
The research found no significant differences in the scores of both the practical and theoretical tests. Both the traditional and electronic methods were equally effective in improving the skills of medical staff. But the two methods differed significantly in terms of learners’ satisfaction. The traditional group had more participants, but it was the other way around. The participants in both groups were identical in age, smoking habits, and severity of disease. In the case of the electronic approach, the study showed that the learners in the former group were more satisfied with their training than with the latter.
Although the two learning methods are similar in some aspects, the study focuses on the differences in their effectiveness. The electronic method was chosen for its simplicity. The study found that the online version of the course is more effective than the traditional one, and is more convenient for the participants. Aside from its efficiency, the study also found that the online format had fewer disadvantages. The research also discovered that the electronic method improved the learning experience of the participants.
The study used the same learning tools to test the performance of students. The electronic method was more effective in increasing the knowledge level of the intermediate technician. The online mode was able to teach the theoretical part of the course, but the online format was more convenient for the students. The two methods were also different in their delivery of practical education. The study looked at the grade changes of the same course from fall 2015 to fall 2016. The two learning methods differed in the way students learned. The online version was easier to understand and apply, while the traditional one was more difficult to master.