Issues in video-conferencing in a nursing education program
Anne Louise Biro, University of Alberta , Canada
University of Alberta . Awarded
Video-conferencing was recently introduced in a large university Faculty of Nursing and collaborating nursing departments in three community colleges to facilitate teaching of baccalaureate nursing courses. A qualitative, descriptive design was used to identify issues that nursing faculty and students had regarding video-conferencing. Faculty familiarity with the technology and teaching methodology, course preparation, faculty team roles and relationships, and factors directly affecting engagement during classes such as quality of audio and video transmission, time use, access to resources, and teaching methodology employed were identified as major issues. The collaboration context was also identified as an issue affecting teaching and learning in video-conferencing courses. Thorough planning and preparation prior to initiating video-conferencing programs and courses, ongoing faculty development, and continuing development of teaching strategies and technology are suggested as ways to facilitate teaching and learning in video-conferencing. Further discussion on the fit of technology with desired learning outcomes is also recommended.
Biro, A.L. Issues in video-conferencing in a nursing education program. Master's thesis, University of Alberta.
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