#Learning: the use of back channel technology in multi-campus nursing education

Yates, Karen, Birks, Melanie, Woods, Cindy, and Hitchins, Marnie (2015) #Learning: the use of back channel technology in multi-campus nursing education. Nurse Education Today, 35 (9). e65-e69.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the results of a study into the use of microblogging technology (TodaysMeet) in large, multi-site lectures in a nursing program. The aim of this study was to investigate students' use of the technology and their perceptions of its value in stimulating engagement in a complex learning environment. The study demonstrated that students like the anonymity that the technology provided, allowing them to ask questions without fear of appearing less competent than their peers. Many of the respondents commented positively on the opportunity to engage with students and the lecturer at other campuses. While some students appreciated the opportunity to interact and have feedback from peers, others saw this as a negative aspect of the technology. This study suggests that, used appropriately, microblogging can be incorporated into large lectures to promote student participation and engagement and ultimately enhance the learning process.

Item ID: 39481
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1532-2793
Keywords: back channel communication; microblogging; nursing education; technology in education
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 03:17
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 60%
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