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ERIC Number: ED400803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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InHealth's Student E-Conference: "To 'Lurk' or To 'Chat'? That is the Cyberspace Question?"
Schrader, Stuart M.; Assante, Leonard
This paper presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of an online student-facilitated health care communication electronic conference as part of a requirement of a health care communication course taught at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in Spring 1995. Discussion focuses on the use of Internet components in teaching an educational course, the development of this particular e-conference project, and the mechanics of operating a student-run e-conference. The educational utility of computer assisted learning is reported and suggestions for future project developments are provided. The e-conference was found to be successful as a medium for educating students through debate about the integration of online technologies and health care communications issues. Students learned to apply theories, principles, and concepts from the classroom by connecting with health care communication practitioners and scholars in an e-conference, essentially a cyberspace problem-solving workshop. This telecomputing workshop assisted students in learning about group processes, health care communication theory, and the useful interdependence of these two activities online. Appendices outline the schedule for InHealth conference assignments and the student group procedures. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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