Collaborative problem-based learning (PBL) has a well established history within medical and health care education. Undergraduate nursing students at the Glyndŵr University undertake PBL to explore ethical issues of health care; traditionally these students meet in person to discuss scenarios, provided by tutors, and present the product of their deliberations to the rest of the class. The geographical dispersion of the students has meant that most discussions have been limited to those times when the students are physically on campus by virtue of their timetabled classes. By using Web 2.0 technologies, students are able to collaborate at distance, at a time that suits them. This chapter describes how students have used these emerging technologies to share ideas and resources to prepare for class presentations; described also are the underpinning theories that inform this work together with an analysis of student use and feedback.
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Buckley, C. & Hastings, A. (2009), ‘Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning – a Case Study’ in Kidd,T. (ed) Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices. Texas USA: IGI Global
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Buckley, Clive and Hastings, Angela, "Web 2.0 Technologies for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning – a Case Study" (2009). Health Science. Paper 24.