ERIC Number: ED427757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
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Integration of Web-Based Instruction To Support Collaboration in a Graduate Nursing Program Taught via Multipoint Interactive Videoconferencing.
Geibert, Robert C.
This practicum was designed to support collaboration among graduate students and faculty in a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Post-Master's Case Management distance education program taught via videoconferencing. Students attend class at 11 videoconferencing centers scattered throughout a large western state. The geographically separated students tended to confine collaborative group project interactions to same-site colleagues because communication tools were inefficient, costly, unavailable, or did not support timely completion of collaborative work. Web-based instruction (WBI) was integrated into the curriculum to provide students and faculty with easily accessible and effective tools for collaboration. WBI training was provided for faculty and students via videoconference and online tutorials. Intensive technical support was provided to students to help them achieve skills requisite for performing in an academic online environment. The integration of WBI to support collaboration was very successful. Students and faculty were able to communicate in a variety of ways and could complete academic activities at locations and times that were most convenient to them. The tools that WBI provided were instrumental in helping students submit collaborative work that faculty often identified as far exceeding their expectations. Appendices include copies of the course home page, tutorials, course syllabus, and a sample student project. (Contains 51 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Study, Group Activities, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Interactive Video, Nursing Education, Student Projects, Teacher Student Relationship, Technology Integration, Teleconferencing, Training, Web Based Instruction
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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