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Keywords

Global perspectives, Nurse education, Computer-mediated conferencing, Cross-cultural learning

 

Authors

  1. MCKENNA, LISA G. RN, RM, GradDip Health Admin & IS MEdSt
  2. SAMARAWICKREMA, R. GAYANI BA, MA

Abstract

Computer-mediated conferencing commonly is used to promote collaborative learning, including student learning across distance. This article presents the outcomes and experiences of Master of Nursing students in three countries using flexible learning approaches facilitated by the use of computer-mediated conferencing. It examines issues relating to support for global nursing education, presents an evaluation of one particular unit, and presents themes in the feedback from students about their experience. The authors report the findings in three categories: broadened perspectives, tackling the technology, and adaptive learning. Furthermore, the article offers suggestions for enhancing student-learning experiences when computer-mediated conferencing facilities are used.