Debate: a strategy for increasing interaction in audio teleconferencing


  • Judith Wuest BScN

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    1. Master of Nursing Candidate, Dalhousie University and Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada
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Judith Wuest Faculty of Nursing University of New Brunswick, Box 4400 Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3, Canada


Increased demand tor audio teleconferenced undergraduate nursing courses for registered nurses in New Brunswick, Canada, has resulted in nurse educators being challenged to meet the needs of adult learners within the constraints of this technology In this paper the problem of limited interaction among adult nursing students in a teleconferenced course is examined in light of the theoretical frameworks of adult education and distance education. The effects of implementing debate as a learning strategy to increase participation are discussed The debate process increased site to site interaction and encouraged nurses to consider pragmatic issues from new perspectives