Expanding the Doctoral Classroom Beyond Bricks, Boundaries and Borders: Using the Internet for Webinar Global Collaboration

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243486
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Expanding the Doctoral Classroom Beyond Bricks, Boundaries and Borders: Using the Internet for Webinar Global Collaboration
Author(s):
Shields, Linda; Feeg, Veronica D.; �avu�o�lu, Hicran; Hunter, Judith; Nickitas, Donna M.
Author Details:
Shields, Linda, MD, (Higher, Doctorate), PhD, MMedSCi, BAppSci, (Nursing), FRCNA, linda.shields@jcu.edu.au; Feeg, Veronica D., PhD, RN, FAAN; �avu�o�lu, Hicran, RN, PhD; Hunter, Judith, MA,�BSc (Hons), RN; Nickitas, Donna M. , PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE;
Abstract:
Information technologies have revolutionized all aspects of the educational enterprise, including web based courses using asynchronous and synchronous learning strategies to engage participants outside of the traditional classroom. The literature demonstrates a variety of Internet technologies that can successfully connect faculty and students across campus or across oceans without the constraints of time and/or distance. The goal of this project was to use an inexpensive communication platform for voice and content via Internet “webinar” software to allow faculty to connect researchers from a distance with doctoral students.

Preparing for launching a new PhD program at a small private college forced the faculty and administration to consider the depth and breadth of expertise available, particularly in an era of faculty shortages. With a cadre of available research-active faculty and the potential connection to other nurse researchers and scholars, the Director of the PhD program has integrated the use of a web based technology to expand the classroom in real time and across city, state and national borders.

This “virtual classroom” is a part of ongoing collaborations between several nursing leaders from England, Australia, Turkey, and within the United States. In these coordinated class sessions, the doctoral students are exposed to a wide array of nursing experts speaking about their research or projects and subsequently have developed working relationships in their research residency courses.

Since its inception, over 5 “virtual” presentations have occurred from the classroom globally and from global sites to the classroom. To date, 20 students have taken part in the synchronous activities with 4 outside “virtual” faculty and 3 international/distance collaborative research activities have been developed. Written evaluation data for courses and global activities have been positive. These global and distance webinar sessions can supplement traditional curriculum and scholarly activities in doctoral education.

Keywords:
"Virtual Classroom"; Doctoral Education; Synchronous Learning
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExpanding the Doctoral Classroom Beyond Bricks, Boundaries and Borders: Using the Internet for Webinar Global Collaborationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShields, Lindaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFeeg, Veronica D.en_GB
dc.contributor.author�avu�o�lu, Hicranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Judithen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNickitas, Donna M.en_GB
dc.author.detailsShields, Linda, MD, (Higher, Doctorate), PhD, MMedSCi, BAppSci, (Nursing), FRCNA, linda.shields@jcu.edu.au; Feeg, Veronica D., PhD, RN, FAAN; �avu�o�lu, Hicran, RN, PhD; Hunter, Judith, MA,�BSc (Hons), RN; Nickitas, Donna M. , PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243486-
dc.description.abstractInformation technologies have revolutionized all aspects of the educational enterprise, including web based courses using asynchronous and synchronous learning strategies to engage participants outside of the traditional classroom. The literature demonstrates a variety of Internet technologies that can successfully connect faculty and students across campus or across oceans without the constraints of time and/or distance. The goal of this project was to use an inexpensive communication platform for voice and content via Internet &ldquo;webinar&rdquo; software to allow faculty to connect researchers from a distance with doctoral students. <p>Preparing for launching a new PhD program at a small private college forced the faculty and administration to consider the depth and breadth of expertise available, particularly in an era of faculty shortages. With a cadre of available research-active faculty and the potential connection to other nurse researchers and scholars, the Director of the PhD program has integrated the use of a web based technology to expand the classroom in real time and across city, state and national borders. <p>This &ldquo;virtual classroom&rdquo; is a part of ongoing collaborations between several nursing leaders from England, Australia, Turkey, and within the United States. In these coordinated class sessions, the doctoral students are exposed to a wide array of nursing experts speaking about their research or projects and subsequently have developed working relationships in their research residency courses. <p>Since its inception, over 5 &ldquo;virtual&rdquo; presentations have occurred from the classroom globally and from global sites to the classroom. To date, 20 students have taken part in the synchronous activities with 4 outside &ldquo;virtual&rdquo; faculty and 3 international/distance collaborative research activities have been developed. Written evaluation data for courses and global activities have been positive. These global and distance webinar sessions can supplement traditional curriculum and scholarly activities in doctoral education.en_GB
dc.subject"Virtual Classroom"en_GB
dc.subjectDoctoral Educationen_GB
dc.subjectSynchronous Learningen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:55Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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