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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147284
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Electronic Journaling in Distance Education Clinical Courses
Abstract:
Electronic Journaling in Distance Education Clinical Courses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Lund, Carole, PhD, APRN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Southeastern Louisiana University
Title:Professor of Nursing
Co-Authors:Penny Kessler, MN, RN
Reflective journal writing can be a useful teaching tool to foster critical thinking skills and develop reflective practice in clinical nursing courses. This presentation addresses development, implementation, evaluation, and recommendations for incorporating an online reflective journal into a master’s level distance education clinical course. Students submitted online journal entries to the faculty throughout the semester through a web-based course management system. Structure for the journaling was provided through a matrix of reflective prompts plotted against required clinical components. The reflective emphasis helped students develop awareness of how they employed clinical reasoning skills to promote reflective practice. They were encouraged to evaluate and write down their thought processes and actions in clinical experiences with the goal of improving problem-solving and decision-making skills. Only enough clinical description was provided in the journal text to explain the decisions and actions chosen by students in a given scenario. Electronic journaling was shown to be an effective online tool that promoted the integration of technology with reflective learning in a distance education environment. As an online journal, the method allows the advantages of self-paced learning, remote site monitoring of student progress, and a safe forum for the affective elements of learning. When combined with a distance education delivery format, the electronic journal can provide a seamless record of learning outcomes across the curriculum. Students are able to maintain an electronic archive of their clinical portfolios and faculty can track learning outcomes for program evaluation and feedback.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleElectronic Journaling in Distance Education Clinical Coursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147284-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Electronic Journaling in Distance Education Clinical Courses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lund, Carole, PhD, APRN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southeastern Louisiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">clund@selu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Penny Kessler, MN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Reflective journal writing can be a useful teaching tool to foster critical thinking skills and develop reflective practice in clinical nursing courses. This presentation addresses development, implementation, evaluation, and recommendations for incorporating an online reflective journal into a master&rsquo;s level distance education clinical course. Students submitted online journal entries to the faculty throughout the semester through a web-based course management system. Structure for the journaling was provided through a matrix of reflective prompts plotted against required clinical components. The reflective emphasis helped students develop awareness of how they employed clinical reasoning skills to promote reflective practice. They were encouraged to evaluate and write down their thought processes and actions in clinical experiences with the goal of improving problem-solving and decision-making skills. Only enough clinical description was provided in the journal text to explain the decisions and actions chosen by students in a given scenario. Electronic journaling was shown to be an effective online tool that promoted the integration of technology with reflective learning in a distance education environment. As an online journal, the method allows the advantages of self-paced learning, remote site monitoring of student progress, and a safe forum for the affective elements of learning. When combined with a distance education delivery format, the electronic journal can provide a seamless record of learning outcomes across the curriculum. Students are able to maintain an electronic archive of their clinical portfolios and faculty can track learning outcomes for program evaluation and feedback.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:30:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:30:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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