Analysis of the factors which influenced video conferencing by health services management students at Unisa
KeywordsHealth Service Management
Videoconferencing -- South Africa -- Case studies
Distance education -- South Africa -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
Open learning -- South Africa -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
Internet in higher education -- South Africa -- Case studies
Health services administration -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- South Africa -- Case studies
University of South Africa. Department of Health Studies -- Students -- Attitudes
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AbstractODL12 Conference paper
In the past, students registered at Unisa for Health Services Management (HSM) (previously known as Nursing Administration) annually received a group visit (discussion class) at Unisa’s regional offices. The purpose of the discussion classes was to establish personal contact between the teaching staff and students registered for HSM.
The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that influence the attendance of HSM/HMA students at video-conference sessions that are held at Unisa centres. The objective is to identify factors that encourage or inhibit students from attending these sessions.
A quantitative approach will be used to collect data from the participants. The design will be exploratory and descriptive. A questionnaire will be distributed to all participants via Tutorial HMAVAK.
All students registered for Health Service Management modules in 2012 at Unisa will be included in the study. No student will be coerced to participate.
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