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Virtual learning environment in nursing education: an experience report

Virtual learning environment in nursing education: an experience report

Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem 65(5): 862-866

New Technologies of Information / Communication offer the option of using a virtual learning environment (VLE), which allows for greater interactivity in daily nursing education urging educators to rethink their teaching practices. The aim of this study was to report the experience of the use of virtual environment in nursing education from the perspective of students. The discipline "Nursing Education: Trends and Challenges" was given to 78 students from the 4th semester of undergraduate nursing, from which 48 answered a questionnaire with closed and, among these, 33 answered an open question about the use of AVA. Students considered the AVA a facilitating tool of learning, the process of knowledge construction and interaction between students, teachers and tutors enriching thus the sharing of ideas and allowing a meaningful and collaborative learning. The study revealed the need for enhancement of use of VLE in teaching undergraduate nursing.

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