Strategies for creating virtual learning communities

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Teaching nursing online requires teachers to purposefully use strategies that facilitate the development of virtual learning communities. The chapter proposes answers to the question, "How can educators effectively teach the very social discipline of nursing in virtual classrooms?" Specific online teaching strategies including Photovoice, Virtual Reflective Centers, and Conceptual Quilting are explored. The social and socio-technical implications of teaching nursing online are considered. A final section in the chapter describes how these developments in online nursing education are changing the social and pedagogical perspectives of distance learning. Research questions that arise from this exploration are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing and Clinical Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationSocio-Technical Approaches
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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