Implementing a virtual exchange project for student nurses in Queensland and Nottingham

Todhunter, Fern, Hallawell, Bob and Deborah Pittaway (2012) Implementing a virtual exchange project for student nurses in Queensland and Nottingham. Nurse Education in Practice, 13 5: 371-376. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.10.007


Author Todhunter, Fern
Hallawell, Bob
Deborah Pittaway
Title Implementing a virtual exchange project for student nurses in Queensland and Nottingham
Journal name Nurse Education in Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-5953
1873-5223
Publication date 2012-11-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2012.10.007
Volume 13
Issue 5
Start page 371
End page 376
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This paper discusses the design and initial progress made with a virtual learning environment to help student nurses develop an understanding of cultural awareness and globalization. Using a Web-based application the Virtual Exchange Project was designed to facilitate study-elsewhere experiences located in the student's own setting. Promotion of the United Nations' Millennium Development goals provided an opportunity for student nurses to explore changes in global health and disease patterns, nursing education and systems of nurse regulation in the United Kingdom and Australia. A pedagogical framework created for this activity acknowledges the social and academic identities that learners often use, when working together in a virtual environment. The architecture of the Virtual Exchange supports local conversations about nurse education and health and social issues across hemispheres.
Keyword Culture
Globalization
Learning
Pedagogy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 12 November 2012.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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