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Facilitating Learning through an international virtual collaborative practice: A case study

Wihlborg, Monne LU ; Friberg, Elizabeth E.; Rose, Karen M. and Eastham, Linda (2017) In Nurse Education Today 61. p.3-8
Abstract
Background

Internationalisation of higher education involving information and communication technology such as e-learning opens opportunities for innovative learning approaches across nations and cultures.
Objectives

Describe a case in practice of collaborative and transformative learning in relation to ‘internationalisation on home grounds’ with the broader learning objective of ‘becoming aware and knowledgeable’.
Design

A mutually developed project established a virtual international collaborative exchange for faculty and students using a course management software (MOODLE) and open access technology (Adobe CONNECT).
Settings

Two research universities in Sweden and the United... (More)
Background

Internationalisation of higher education involving information and communication technology such as e-learning opens opportunities for innovative learning approaches across nations and cultures.
Objectives

Describe a case in practice of collaborative and transformative learning in relation to ‘internationalisation on home grounds’ with the broader learning objective of ‘becoming aware and knowledgeable’.
Design

A mutually developed project established a virtual international collaborative exchange for faculty and students using a course management software (MOODLE) and open access technology (Adobe CONNECT).
Settings

Two research universities in Sweden and the United States.
Participants

Approximately 90 nursing students from each university per semester over several semesters.
Methods

A collaborative process to develop a joint learning community to construct a virtual module and learning activity involving academics and nursing students in two countries using principles of meaning construction and negotiated learning.
Results

Developed possibilities for dealing with the challenges and finding strategies for a future higher education system that opens dialogues worldwide.
Conclusions

Virtual international exchanges open innovative communication and learning contexts across nations and cultures. Internationalisation is so much more than students and teachers' mobility. ‘Internationalisation on home grounds’ (internationalisation for all) should receive more attention to support faculty and student collaboration, learning, and professional development. (Less)
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0260-6917
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10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.007
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  abstract     = {Background<br/><br/>Internationalisation of higher education involving information and communication technology such as e-learning opens opportunities for innovative learning approaches across nations and cultures.<br/>Objectives<br/><br/>Describe a case in practice of collaborative and transformative learning in relation to ‘internationalisation on home grounds’ with the broader learning objective of ‘becoming aware and knowledgeable’.<br/>Design<br/><br/>A mutually developed project established a virtual international collaborative exchange for faculty and students using a course management software (MOODLE) and open access technology (Adobe CONNECT).<br/>Settings<br/><br/>Two research universities in Sweden and the United States.<br/>Participants<br/><br/>Approximately 90 nursing students from each university per semester over several semesters.<br/>Methods<br/><br/>A collaborative process to develop a joint learning community to construct a virtual module and learning activity involving academics and nursing students in two countries using principles of meaning construction and negotiated learning.<br/>Results<br/><br/>Developed possibilities for dealing with the challenges and finding strategies for a future higher education system that opens dialogues worldwide.<br/>Conclusions<br/><br/>Virtual international exchanges open innovative communication and learning contexts across nations and cultures. Internationalisation is so much more than students and teachers' mobility. ‘Internationalisation on home grounds’ (internationalisation for all) should receive more attention to support faculty and student collaboration, learning, and professional development.},
  author       = {Wihlborg, Monne and Friberg, Elizabeth E. and Rose, Karen M. and Eastham, Linda },
  issn         = {0260-6917},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  pages        = {3--8},
  publisher    = {Churchill Livingstone},
  series       = {Nurse Education Today},
  title        = {Facilitating Learning through an international virtual collaborative practice: A case study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2017.10.007},
  volume       = {61},
  year         = {2017},
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