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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Commun Sci Disord. 2021;26(3): 742-754.
Published online September 30, 2021.
doi: https://doi.org/10.12963/csd.21841
A Focus Group Qualitative Analysis on the Real-time Online Learning Experience of Students Majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
JiYoun Kim , PyungKon Tark , and SooBok Lee
Department of Speech-Language Therapy & Aural Rehabilitation, Woosong University, Daejeon, Korea
Corresponding Author: SooBok Lee ,Tel: +82-42-630-9222, Fax: +82-42-630-9229, Email: sblee@wsu.ac.kr
Received July 5, 2021  Revised: July 31, 2021   Accepted August 10, 2021
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ABSTRACT
Objectives
This purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of students who majored in Speech Therapy and Audiology Rehabilitation in relation to the real-time online learning experience using zoom conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to find a way to increase the effectiveness of non-face-to-face lectures in the future.
Methods
Focus group interviews were conducted twice with 10 students (5 each) majoring in Speech Therapy and Audiology Rehabilitation. The questionnaire for the focus group interview consisted of 21 questions in 4 areas; including interaction, lecture content, lecture system, and comprehensive opinion, and the interview was conducted for 90 minutes for each group.
Results
As a result of open-coding and analyzing the real-time online learning experiences of the study participants, 190 semantic units, 44 subcategories, and 10 core categories were derived. And the 10 core categories were divided into three dimensions: the personal dimension, the environmental dimension, and the pedagogical dimension. The results of the study confirmed the various opinions and desires of students for real-time online learning during the COVID-19 period.
Conclusion
This study will provide a basis for building an effective real-time online teaching method and practical training system for field practice, and will further improve the educational effectiveness of education in the department of Speech Therapy and Audiology Rehabilitation.
Keywords: COVID-19 | Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology | Real-time online learning | Non-face-to-face lecture | Focus group interview | Qualitative research
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