Undergraduated nursing student's opinion about group work in online project

Ana Luísa Petersen Cogo Denise Tolfo Silveira Eva Néri Rubim Pedro Raquel Yurika Tanaka Vanessa Menezes Catalan About the authors

The purpose of this study was to know undergraduated nursing students' opinions about the pedagogical practice in vital signs founded on the problem-based learning presented in the form of digital educational objects. Ten individuals participated in the research, which used the methodology of a qualitative case study. Data were obtained by means of semi-structured interviews analyzed through thematic analysis. Three final categories were identified: computer-based learning, group work organization, and vital sign learning project evaluation. The activity was a new experience for the students, who considered it as positive because it made easy both the access to contents and the communication between classmates. However, the students missed the physical presence of the professor. The group work was conducted, most of the time, in a collaborative way. Offering computer-mediated activities associated to the problem-based learning methodology to nursing students has proven to be important.

Education, nursing; Problem-based learning; Educational technology; Education, distance

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Escola de Enfermagem Rua São Manoel, 963 -Campus da Saúde , 90.620-110 - Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil, Fone: (55 51) 3308-5242 / Fax: (55 51) 3308-5436 - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil
E-mail: revista@enf.ufrgs.br