Master of science in nursing students’ experiences as members of a virtual classroom on the internet

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159642
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Master of science in nursing students’ experiences as members of a virtual classroom on the internet
Abstract:
Master of science in nursing students’ experiences as members of a virtual classroom on the internet
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Mueller, Carla, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Saint Francis
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46808, USA
Contact Telephone:219.434.3257
There is a growing demand for masters prepared nurses to meet the many health care needs of the population. However, adult students find that multiple role responsibilities make it difficult to participate in higher education. Internet courses have been established to enable convenient access to graduate nursing education. Few investigations have rigorously assessed students’ experiences in this venue. This study used an interpretive phenomonologic design. Fifteen participants were interviewed. Six themes and one constitutive pattern were identified. Themes were: Changing Expectations ® Adapting to New Roles, Learning the System ® Technology’s Potholes and Pitfalls, Feeling Overburdened, Is Anyone Really Out There? ® Communicating Without Voices, and Learning as a Growing Experience ® Recognizing New Strengths. The constitutive pattern was Learning the Ropes: Finding a Way Through the Forest. Participants described learning as much different than previous experiences in traditional classrooms and spent much time learning the technology and adapting to a more student centered, reflective mode of learning. Communicating with others without the benefit of body language and voices was difficult. Students who participated in chat room sessions described knowing chat group members better than other classmates and perceived less isolation from other students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaster of science in nursing students’ experiences as members of a virtual classroom on the interneten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159642-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Master of science in nursing students&rsquo; experiences as members of a virtual classroom on the internet</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mueller, Carla, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Saint Francis</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46808, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">219.434.3257</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cmueller@sf.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a growing demand for masters prepared nurses to meet the many health care needs of the population. However, adult students find that multiple role responsibilities make it difficult to participate in higher education. Internet courses have been established to enable convenient access to graduate nursing education. Few investigations have rigorously assessed students&rsquo; experiences in this venue. This study used an interpretive phenomonologic design. Fifteen participants were interviewed. Six themes and one constitutive pattern were identified. Themes were: Changing Expectations &reg; Adapting to New Roles, Learning the System &reg; Technology&rsquo;s Potholes and Pitfalls, Feeling Overburdened, Is Anyone Really Out There? &reg; Communicating Without Voices, and Learning as a Growing Experience &reg; Recognizing New Strengths. The constitutive pattern was Learning the Ropes: Finding a Way Through the Forest. Participants described learning as much different than previous experiences in traditional classrooms and spent much time learning the technology and adapting to a more student centered, reflective mode of learning. Communicating with others without the benefit of body language and voices was difficult. Students who participated in chat room sessions described knowing chat group members better than other classmates and perceived less isolation from other students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:12:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:12:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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