Using Technology Acceptance Model to develop and evaluate an e-OSCE system to enhance evaluating efficiency for nursing teachers
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D
Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: The evaluation form of Objective Structured Clinical Exam(OSCE) has been recognized as an efficient way to help nursing students acquire professional skills. However, the colossal amount of time and efforts spent on carrying out an OSCE have brought a big burden to educators. Technology is needed to help educators proceed OSCE smoothly in order to promote its implication in nursing education. Therefore, this study aims to develop a web-based e-OSCE system, equipped with learning materials, exam quiz, e-OSCE marking and feedback systems, to simplify the organization and marking procedures with the added benefits of enhancing students’ learning without the limitation of time and space. The Technology Acceptance Model was employed to guide the development of the studied e-OSCE system. At first, many teachers refused to use this system in the official OSCE test because of being worried about the possible failure of the Wi-Fi connection, the fear of dropping the computer tablet or losing the page by touching the wrong buttons on the screen and other various reasons. All these problems were then sorted out one by one. A formal training course was also given to the teachers and a survey showed that teachers’ perceived ease of use and usefulness of the tool have the positive effect on their willingness in using the studied e-OSCE system. As nursing teachers are requested to use the e-OSCE system, they become more familiar with the use of the latest e-assessment technology devices.