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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159740
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Elluminate Assisted Learner-Centered Environment in a Graduate Nursing Course
Abstract:
Elluminate Assisted Learner-Centered Environment in a Graduate Nursing Course
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Cooksey-James, Tawna, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wright State University
Title:College of Nursing & Health
Contact Address:3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45419, USA
Contact Telephone:937-775-2596
Co-Authors:D. Cooksey-James, College of Nursing & Health, Wright State University, Dayton, OH;
A learner-centered environment employs strategic activities that focus on the learner instead of the teacher. Research suggests that the adjunctive use of technology enhances student learning. Elluminate is a new technology that incorporates online access with open classroom discussion. The use of Elluminate, along with other activities, may promote the learner-centered environment. The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to examine the use of Elluminate from the learner's perspective, and 2) to explore the activities used to promote the learner-centered environment, which included Elluminate. The research design was qualitative descriptive and the method used an open-ended written survey. Opinions were generated from 15 nursing students in a graduate level health policy class with broad representation from clinical backgrounds and age groups. Data was analyzed using content analysis. Findings indicated an overall positive response to the use of this new technology with individual responses specific to the activities used. One challenge that emerged was the size of small groups for various activities. Findings generated from these students indicated that small groups should be limited in size to three students. Small groups of four or more students presented multiple levels of difficulties for student learning. This finding stands in contrast to typical small group sizes of five to ten per group. The use of Elluminate as a new technology was easily mastered and positively received by these graduate nursing students. The integration of Elluminate as an adjunctive tool appears to provide support for a learner-centered environment.
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.titleElluminate Assisted Learner-Centered Environment in a Graduate Nursing Courseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159740-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Elluminate Assisted Learner-Centered Environment in a Graduate Nursing Course</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cooksey-James, Tawna, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wright State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing &amp; Health</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH, 45419, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">937-775-2596</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tawna.cooksey-james@wright.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D. Cooksey-James, College of Nursing &amp; Health, Wright State University, Dayton, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A learner-centered environment employs strategic activities that focus on the learner instead of the teacher. Research suggests that the adjunctive use of technology enhances student learning. Elluminate is a new technology that incorporates online access with open classroom discussion. The use of Elluminate, along with other activities, may promote the learner-centered environment. The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to examine the use of Elluminate from the learner's perspective, and 2) to explore the activities used to promote the learner-centered environment, which included Elluminate. The research design was qualitative descriptive and the method used an open-ended written survey. Opinions were generated from 15 nursing students in a graduate level health policy class with broad representation from clinical backgrounds and age groups. Data was analyzed using content analysis. Findings indicated an overall positive response to the use of this new technology with individual responses specific to the activities used. One challenge that emerged was the size of small groups for various activities. Findings generated from these students indicated that small groups should be limited in size to three students. Small groups of four or more students presented multiple levels of difficulties for student learning. This finding stands in contrast to typical small group sizes of five to ten per group. The use of Elluminate as a new technology was easily mastered and positively received by these graduate nursing students. The integration of Elluminate as an adjunctive tool appears to provide support for a learner-centered environment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:17:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:17:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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