ERIC Number: ED400797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Use of Master Classroom Technology To Implement a Case Study Approach to Learning.
Draude, Barbara J.
This paper describes a case study/client scenario approach used in an advanced medical/surgical nursing course; its methods of interactive learning are facilitated by the computer technology available in a "master classroom." This approach incorporates concepts of adult learning theory and creativity and group interaction. The equipment, such as an instructor multimedia computer, student computer stations, networking capabilities and a ceiling-mounted multi-source projector, is key to the implementation of the case study/client scenario approach. Four examples are provided that demonstrate variations of the case study/client scenario approach. Benefits of technology use in a case study approach to learning are discussed, including: (1) active learning and student interaction; (2) critical thinking; (3) an extension of available clinical situations; (4) practical experience in computer use and group presentation; and (5) facilitation of group interaction. Appendices offer excerpts from case information for the four examples. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Cooperative Learning, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Educational Benefits, Educational Equipment, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning, Group Activities, Multimedia Materials, Nursing Education, Program Implementation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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