The Use of Alternative Paradigms in Nursing Academia; Nursing Students' Perceptions of the Use of Webinars
Sharon Sussman, Pamela Treister, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Abstract: In educational settings the use of webinars is advantageous for teaching when distance is a barrier to meeting; either due to natural calamity or by design. They are an interactive online tool used to communicate in real time when circumstances prevent direct contact. During the winter of 2014 the State of New York experienced an exceptionally severe winter. It was with this impetus that two different nursing faculty and their respective classes at the same academic institution were affected by these serious conditions. The professors undertook to meet with their students using a synchronous webinar format. Two different platforms were implemented; AnyMeeting.com and Zoom. The intent was to maintain the semester schedule and avoid missing class. At the completion of the sessions a survey of all enrolled students was conducted. An analysis of the survey results was performed and the student participants expressed satisfaction with each approach (Tables 1-1 and 1-2).
Sussman, S. & Treister, P. (2014). The Use of Alternative Paradigms in Nursing Academia; Nursing Students' Perceptions of the Use of Webinars. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1886-1891). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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