Participating creatively: e-portfolio learning in diabetes education on the cloud

Rasmussen, Bodil, McNamara, Catharine and Crow, Anna 2015, Participating creatively: e-portfolio learning in diabetes education on the cloud. In Coleman, Kathryn and Flood, Adele (ed), Capturing creativity through creative teaching, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign, Ill., pp.253-263.

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Title Participating creatively: e-portfolio learning in diabetes education on the cloud
Author(s) Rasmussen, BodilORCID iD for Rasmussen, Bodil orcid.org/0000-0002-6789-8260
McNamara, Catharine
Crow, Anna
Title of book Capturing creativity through creative teaching
Editor(s) Coleman, Kathryn
Flood, Adele
Publication date 2015
Start page 253
End page 263
Total pages 11
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of Publication Champaign, Ill.
Keyword(s) Diabetes
Education
Nursing
Summary Abstract: The evolution of online teaching in higher education demands a change in the types of pedagogical philosophies and methods used in these courses. This chapter will discuss how a jigsaw model facilitated independent learning and enhanced student learning by working in teams. To accomplish this objective each student needed to communicate with a small group of other students on line and contribute equally for a common goal. A parallel aim was to overcome postgraduate students’ reluctance to utilise technology and communicate within the Cloud, in particular when student groups are big. The authors have found that postgraduate students often experience a sense of learning in isolation. An added benefit was the social dimension experienced within the activity. The chapter will reveal how a jigsaw style integrated learning tool was a successful collaborative learning experience in a classroom setting. The jigsaw activity was designed to enable students to share ‘artefacts’ and knowledge with a small group of students and the lecturer by using the E-Portfolio.  In conclusion, it will be argued that this creative and innovative participatory Cloud learning experience offered more students the opportunity to collaborate within a team in the Cloud. This E-portfolio learning activity introduced the electronic style of information sharing to postgraduate students and additionally the interactive and creative jigsaw learning activity assisted students to navigate the Cloud, use E-portfolio and engage in an environment in which they felt comfortable to communicate in.
Language eng
Field of Research 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
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