Assessing Outcomes of Learning in Virtual Learning Environments: Scoping Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603046
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing Outcomes of Learning in Virtual Learning Environments: Scoping Review
Other Titles:
Utilizing Technology in Nursing Education: Pitfalls and Successes [Session]
Author(s):
Sisk, Rebecca; McGonigle, Dee; McGonigle, Dee
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Pi
Author Details:
Rebecca Sisk, PhD, RN, CNE, rsisk@chamberlain.edu; Dee McGonigle, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as Second Life provide a unique opportunity for nursing students to work through case studies and practice new roles in a safe milieu (Anderson, Page, & Wendorf, 2013). Taking students into a VLE for instruction involves immersing them into an authentic environment to work together and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills (Bai, Lavin, & Duncan, 2012). As with any learning environment, a program of instruction in VLEs begins with specific learning outcomes and an assessment of learner needs, proceeds to selection of appropriate learning activities, and ends with an evaluation of whether students are meeting learning outcomes. The literature in nursing describes multiple learning activities used in VLEs, many of them examples of active learning. However, no organized method of categorizing these activities or studying whether they improve learning outcomes exists. Scoping reviews are used when the types and amount of relevant literature on a topic are unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to describe a scoping review of VLE learning activities that have been reported in the literature, to categorize those activities according to the types of learning outcomes they address, and to describe any research related to those learning outcomes. The questions posed were (1) What are the VLE learning activities that have been described in the literature,  (2) What are the reported learning outcomes of these activities, and 3) What categories of VLE learning activities does the scoping review reveal? The review is based on a thorough search in the EBSCOHost, Proquest, and OVID databases.  Specific EBSCOHost databases used are CINAHL, Education Research Complete, ERIC, and MEDLINE.  Search terms used are “learning outcomes,” “nursing,” and “virtual learning environment or Second Life”.  Learning activities are demonstrated with a table that describes the author and year of publication, the name of the activity, learning outcomes addressed, and a brief summary of the results of any research reported on assessment of learning. A model is provided in the presentation that demonstrates the categories of learning activities and possible learning outcomes found in the scoping review.
Keywords:
virtual learning environments; authentic learning; assessment
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15B24
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleAssessing Outcomes of Learning in Virtual Learning Environments: Scoping Reviewen
dc.title.alternativeUtilizing Technology in Nursing Education: Pitfalls and Successes [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorSisk, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorMcGonigle, Deeen
dc.contributor.authorMcGonigle, Deeen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Pien
dc.author.detailsRebecca Sisk, PhD, RN, CNE, rsisk@chamberlain.edu; Dee McGonigle, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEFen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603046en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Virtual learning environments (VLEs) such as Second Life provide a unique opportunity for nursing students to work through case studies and practice new roles in a safe milieu (Anderson, Page, & Wendorf, 2013). Taking students into a VLE for instruction involves immersing them into an authentic environment to work together and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills (Bai, Lavin, & Duncan, 2012). As with any learning environment, a program of instruction in VLEs begins with specific learning outcomes and an assessment of learner needs, proceeds to selection of appropriate learning activities, and ends with an evaluation of whether students are meeting learning outcomes. The literature in nursing describes multiple learning activities used in VLEs, many of them examples of active learning. However, no organized method of categorizing these activities or studying whether they improve learning outcomes exists. Scoping reviews are used when the types and amount of relevant literature on a topic are unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this presentation is to describe a scoping review of VLE learning activities that have been reported in the literature, to categorize those activities according to the types of learning outcomes they address, and to describe any research related to those learning outcomes. The questions posed were (1) What are the VLE learning activities that have been described in the literature,  (2) What are the reported learning outcomes of these activities, and 3) What categories of VLE learning activities does the scoping review reveal? The review is based on a thorough search in the EBSCOHost, Proquest, and OVID databases.  Specific EBSCOHost databases used are CINAHL, Education Research Complete, ERIC, and MEDLINE.  Search terms used are “learning outcomes,” “nursing,” and “virtual learning environment or Second Life”.  Learning activities are demonstrated with a table that describes the author and year of publication, the name of the activity, learning outcomes addressed, and a brief summary of the results of any research reported on assessment of learning. A model is provided in the presentation that demonstrates the categories of learning activities and possible learning outcomes found in the scoping review.en
dc.subjectvirtual learning environmentsen
dc.subjectauthentic learningen
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:10Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:10Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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