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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151061
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Benefits among Students Using a Virtual Community for Learning
Abstract:
Perceived Benefits among Students Using a Virtual Community for Learning
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Fogg, Louis, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Rush University College of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN; Linnea Carlson-Sabellil, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: An emerging pedagogy generating substantial interest in nursing education is the virtual community.ÿÿ The purpose of this presentation is to report findings from a multi-site study among nursing students who used a virtual community in one or more nursing courses.ÿÿ The primary research question was: Are there differences in perceived benefits among students using the virtual community intervention based on attribute variables? Methods: This descriptive and comparative study involved a sample of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students from nursing programs using a virtual community intervention as a teaching application. Students completed a 19-item questionnaire at the end of the semester related to their experiences and perceived learning benefits associated with the virtual community intervention.ÿÿ The survey included questions such as how interesting they found the stories, whether they felt the stories extended their learning, whether they were helped by connecting character problems to course concepts, and the extent to which they searched for references to better understand the conditions experienced by the characters. Additional questions asked about the frequency of use within in class assignments, the regularity and frequency of use by students, and linkages to course content. Results: Data analyses revealed statistically significant differences among participants based on race.ÿ As a group, underrepresented minority participants reported greater benefits to learning than did white students.ÿ There were no significant differences based on gender or age. Conclusion: Findings from this study support the need to provide a wide variety of learning activities to support learners with diverse learning preferences.ÿ Virtual communities have the potential to change the practice of teaching and learning through the ability to provide context to nursing content.ÿ Further research is needed to understand the full potential of learning with virtual communities.
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.titlePerceived Benefits among Students Using a Virtual Community for Learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151061-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived Benefits among Students Using a Virtual Community for Learning</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fogg, Louis, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rush University College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Lfogg@rush.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jean Foret Giddens, PhD, RN; Linnea Carlson-Sabellil, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: An emerging pedagogy generating substantial interest in nursing education is the virtual community.&yuml;&yuml; The purpose of this presentation is to report findings from a multi-site study among nursing students who used a virtual community in one or more nursing courses.&yuml;&yuml; The primary research question was: Are there differences in perceived benefits among students using the virtual community intervention based on attribute variables? Methods: This descriptive and comparative study involved a sample of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students from nursing programs using a virtual community intervention as a teaching application. Students completed a 19-item questionnaire at the end of the semester related to their experiences and perceived learning benefits associated with the virtual community intervention.&yuml;&yuml; The survey included questions such as how interesting they found the stories, whether they felt the stories extended their learning, whether they were helped by connecting character problems to course concepts, and the extent to which they searched for references to better understand the conditions experienced by the characters. Additional questions asked about the frequency of use within in class assignments, the regularity and frequency of use by students, and linkages to course content. Results: Data analyses revealed statistically significant differences among participants based on race.&yuml; As a group, underrepresented minority participants reported greater benefits to learning than did white students.&yuml; There were no significant differences based on gender or age. Conclusion: Findings from this study support the need to provide a wide variety of learning activities to support learners with diverse learning preferences.&yuml; Virtual communities have the potential to change the practice of teaching and learning through the ability to provide context to nursing content.&yuml; Further research is needed to understand the full potential of learning with virtual communities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:50:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:50:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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