Re-Designing an Undergraduate Capstone Course: Connecting through Online Discussion

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620922
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
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Article
Level of Evidence:
Case Study
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Re-Designing an Undergraduate Capstone Course: Connecting through Online Discussion
Author(s):
Swart, Ruth
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ruth Swart, EdD, MHS, BN, RN, BSc, e-mail:rswart@ucalgary.ca,
Abstract:

An online community was created to support a cohort of undergraduate nursing students in their final capstone course positioned in different cities acrosst he country. It was developed to facilitate collaborative learnign relationships amongst these undergraduate nursing students in the final term of their program. This a was re-design of the regular face-to-face meeing course component for students in their final preceptored practice course, working variable hours in different time zones across the country. Students developed supportive, genuine, caring connections with each other online, giving and receiving encouragement and helpful feedback.They participated online in discussions and inquiry, sharing and thinking through practice experiences. With physical distance a chllenge to interaction between students and instructor, it was important that the online environment be created to be conducive and open to developing positive learning relationships. Feedback from student evalutions identified the importance of a supportive environment and instructor facilitation which promoted independent, meaningful learning for students placed in different locations all over the country.  

Keywords:
online discussion; Collaboration; Connectedness with others; facilitating learning
MeSH:
Education, Nursing; Education, Distance
CINAHL Headings:
Collaboration; Teaching Methods
Repository Posting Date:
11-Oct-2016
Date of Publication:
11-Oct-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelCase Studyen
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.titleRe-Designing an Undergraduate Capstone Course: Connecting through Online Discussionen
dc.contributor.authorSwart, Ruthen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsRuth Swart, EdD, MHS, BN, RN, BSc, e-mail:rswart@ucalgary.ca,en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620922-
dc.description.abstract<p>An online community was created to support a cohort of undergraduate nursing students in their final capstone course positioned in different cities acrosst he country. It was developed to facilitate collaborative learnign relationships amongst these undergraduate nursing students in the final term of their program. This a was re-design of the regular face-to-face meeing course component for students in their final preceptored practice course, working variable hours in different time zones across the country. Students developed supportive, genuine, caring connections with each other online, giving and receiving encouragement and helpful feedback.<span style="font-size: 10pt;">They participated online in discussions and inquiry, sharing and thinking through practice experiences. With physical distance a chllenge to interaction between students and instructor, it was important that the online environment be created to be conducive and open to developing positive learning relationships. Feedback from student evalutions identified the importance of a supportive environment and instructor facilitation which promoted independent, meaningful learning for students placed in different locations all over the country.  </span></p>en
dc.subjectonline discussionen
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectConnectedness with othersen
dc.subjectfacilitating learningen
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursingen
dc.subject.meshEducation, Distanceen
dc.subject.cinahlCollaborationen
dc.subject.cinahlTeaching Methodsen
dc.date.available2016-10-11T19:27:47Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-11-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T19:27:47Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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