Problem Solving Incorporated into Blending Learning in Nursing Masters Degree
Online and face-to-face learning are integrated in a teaching format called blended learning. In recent years, educators have begun to use blended learning for a number of education related purposes. Typically, blended learning is used to involve the nurse students in a more active and constructive learning process. In a pilot project, five modules of a Masters nursing course were redesigned and implemented in blending learning format. While redesigning the modules, the first challenge was to assure the balance between online and face-to-face classroom activities. The second was to incorporate problem solving phases into blended learning in an efficient way. Moodle is the learning management system used for the online teaching and learning activities. The preliminary results concern the description of the redesign process of the five modules and their implementation. Some critical issues emerged and they must be corrected to improve the teachers’ involvement and the redesign.
KeywordsNursing education Ill problem Mind map Problem solving Blended learning
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