Student Perceptions of the Classroom Community in an Online Graduate Nursing Research Course

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304546
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Perceptions of the Classroom Community in an Online Graduate Nursing Research Course
Author(s):
Riccio, Patricia A.; Holt, Karyn
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Patricia A. Riccio, PhD, RN, par48@drexel.edu; Karyn Holt, PhD, CNM, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

This study sought to examine student perceptions of the classroom community in an online graduate nursing research course at two Universities.

Based on the explosion of courses in distance learning in Nursing and the lack of faculty training in many Universities for these courses, a need was found to: 1) identify those learning environments or classroom communities which are most conducive for student learning in a graduate nursing research course and, to: 2) describe faculty and classroom behaviors most likely to advance student learning.

Methods:

The sample for this study consisted of a convenience sample of 150 students within three cohorts of classrooms at each University. Each cohort was taught by faculty at each University. Students were asked to participate once the quarter ended so they would not fear their grades would have been impacted by the completion of the data collection tools. Descriptive data along with outcome data of grades, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction, and critical appraisals were collected by the Universities for all students.' Data were also collected using the Community Classroom Scale developed by Rovai (2002), which is a 20-tem Likert scale asking items of interaction between instructor and leaner, connectedness felt in the classroom and feelings of learning. Rovai (2002) has also identified a conceptual framework which the community classroom scale is based.

Results:

Using descriptive statistics, data were analyzed using the scoring method as suggested by Rovai (2002).

Preliminary results of student perceptions of the classroom community suggest the significant effect the interaction of the learner and faculty has on the learning environment.

Conclusion:

Perhaps more studies are needed to examine differences in course structure, and differences in the online culture of each University. These influences will impact faculty training in many online Nursing programs.

Keywords:
Graduate Nursing research; Graduate student perceptions; Classroom community
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleStudent Perceptions of the Classroom Community in an Online Graduate Nursing Research Courseen
dc.contributor.authorRiccio, Patricia A.en
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Karynen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPatricia A. Riccio, PhD, RN, par48@drexel.edu; Karyn Holt, PhD, CNM, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304546-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This study sought to examine student perceptions of the classroom community in an online graduate nursing research course at two Universities. <p>Based on the explosion of courses in distance learning in Nursing and the lack of faculty training in many Universities for these courses, a need was found to: 1) identify those learning environments or classroom communities which are most conducive for student learning in a graduate nursing research course and, to: 2) describe faculty and classroom behaviors most likely to advance student learning. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The sample for this study consisted of a convenience sample of 150 students within three cohorts of classrooms at each University. Each cohort was taught by faculty at each University. Students were asked to participate once the quarter ended so they would not fear their grades would have been impacted by the completion of the data collection tools. Descriptive data along with outcome data of grades, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction, and critical appraisals were collected by the Universities for all students.' Data were also collected using the Community Classroom Scale developed by Rovai (2002), which is a 20-tem Likert scale asking items of interaction between instructor and leaner, connectedness felt in the classroom and feelings of learning. Rovai (2002) has also identified a conceptual framework which the community classroom scale is based. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Using descriptive statistics, data were analyzed using the scoring method as suggested by Rovai (2002). <p>Preliminary results of student perceptions of the classroom community suggest the significant effect the interaction of the learner and faculty has on the learning environment. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Perhaps more studies are needed to examine differences in course structure, and differences in the online culture of each University. These influences will impact faculty training in many online Nursing programs.en
dc.subjectGraduate Nursing researchen
dc.subjectGraduate student perceptionsen
dc.subjectClassroom communityen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:38:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:38:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.