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ERIC Number: EJ1144192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Graduate Nursing Students' Experience with Synchronous, Interactive Videoconferencing within Online Courses
Foronda, Cynthia; Lippincott, Christine
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v15 n2 p1-8 2014
The purpose of this study was to explore the experience of nurse education certificate students who used interactive, synchronous videoconferencing via Collaborate within online courses. Videoconferencing has grown to include various solutions. Current research regarding use of videoconferencing in master's level nurse education is limited. A qualitative, narrative approach was used with 43 master's level nursing students to explore their experience with videoconferencing. Focus group sessions were administered over the Collaborate platform. Categorical-content data analysis revealed the following five categories: enjoyment, flexibility/convenient, interaction, comparable or better than face-to-face, and technological problems. More research is needed to support decision making in higher education regarding best practices of teaching online.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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