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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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DIAS, Denise Costa  and  CASSIANI, Silvia Helena de Bortoli. Nursing education with no distance: a space and time rupture. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2004, vol.38, n.4, pp.467-474. ISSN 0080-6234.

This article presents pedagogical assumptions and some distance educational policies. It also presents considerations about educational technologies, and describes the experience of using the Internet in the nursing education undergraduate courses. It was offered a course via Internet, in the WebCT environment. The subject theme was Intravenous Therapy. Initially 49 students enrolled in the course, among these, 25 completed 50% of the course activities. Internet can stimulate and facilitate the nursing student digital inclusion. Thus, Internet can be seen as a useful auxiliary tool that allows a space and time flexibility, where these factors are determined according to learner's interests and availability.

Keywords : Nursing Education; Internet; Intravenous infusions; Education at distance; Educational technology.

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