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  1. Pattillo, Robin E. PhD, RN


The Horizon Wimba online Web-conferencing voice system was used to facilitate dialogue and decrease transactional distance in a Web-based course. Small-group (<=6)discussion sessions were held and addressed topics pertinent to clinical practice. Students were asked to evaluate the synchronous voice discussion groups via a Flashlight survey at the end of the semester. Anecdotal and survey responses indicated that discussion groups increased dialogue between faculty and students.