Title

Using VoiceThread to Build a Community of Inquiry in Blended RN-to-BSN Education

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Nursing Education Perspectives. Epub ahead of print.

Publication Date

2020-03-18

Abstract

VoiceThread, a cloud-based social media tool, was used to create a sense of community in an undergraduate blended nursing leadership course. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to explore the use of VoiceThread to build a community of inquiry. The Community of Inquiry and IDEA surveys were completed by 163 students enrolled in an undergraduate nursing leadership course within an RN-BS curriculum. Results indicated using VoiceThread increased student-perceived teacher excellence, supported social presence and teacher presence, and promoted a community of inquiry.

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000655

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