Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning – a Case Study

Buckley, Clive and Hastings, Angela (2009) Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning – a Case Study. In: UNSPECIFIED Glyndŵr University Research Online.


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Collaborative problem-based learning (PBL) has a well established history within medical and health care education. Undergraduate nursing students at the Glyndŵr University undertake PBL to explore ethical issues of health care; traditionally these students meet in person to discuss scenarios, provided by tutors, and present the product of their deliberations to the rest of the class. The geographical dispersion of the students has meant that most discussions have been limited to those times when the students are physically on campus by virtue of their timetabled classes. By using Web 2.0 technologies, students are able to collaborate at distance, at a time that suits them. This chapter describes how students have used these emerging technologies to share ideas and resources to prepare for class presentations; described also are the underpinning theories that inform this work together with an analysis of student use and feedback.

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Additional Information: This chapter appears in Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices edited by Kidd,T.. Copyright 2009, IGI Global, www.igi-global.com. Posted by permission of the publisher. Chapter on Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning ' a Case Stud by Clive Buckley and Angela HastingsDetails of the chapter and link to the book are located on the publishers website, IGI Global at http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/Chapter.aspx?TitleId=36863 or via the DOI at http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-828-4.ch011
Keywords: Web 2.0, asynchronous communications, learning communities, health education, nurse, education, Wiki, collaborative problem-based learning (PBL)
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: http://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/125

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