An investigation of “agreement” in the context of interprofessional discussion online : a “netiquette” of interprofessional learning?
Clouder, Deanne Lynn, Goodman, Simon, Bluteau, Patricia, Jackson, Ann, Davies, Bernadette and Merriman, Linda M.. (2011) An investigation of “agreement” in the context of interprofessional discussion online : a “netiquette” of interprofessional learning? Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol.25 (No.2). pp. 112-118. ISSN 1356-1820Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2010.500445
This article suggests that “agreement” is a predominant feature of online discussions amongst undergraduate health and social care professionals, which is an area of concern. The context for the research is an online interprofessional learning pathway completed by 2,800 students each year. The concept of agreement, how and why it is reached and what it indicates in an online interprofessional group is examined. The underpinning educational rationale for instigating online interprofessional dialogue was the potential to provide a powerful interface for bringing together students across a wide range of professional groups, which is necessary to promote interprofessional learning. Discourse analysis was used to analyze digital texts of interaction in online forums. The discussion forum discourse shows evidence of increased interprofessional knowledge and understanding, as well as capacity for interprofessional dialogue. Discussions were largely characterized by agreement, although some disagreement was evident. These findings support previous research in online dialogue. However, they are interpreted in an interprofessional context as constituting a specific type of “netiquette” in relation to the participants and their identification with professional discourses and to the learning activities that shaped discussions. The research has significance for teachers, researchers, and practitioners involved in promoting interprofessional learning through online discussion forums.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medicine -- Electronic discussion groups, Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Case studies, Medical education, Qualitative research, Interprofessional education, Interprofessional relations, Online etiquette|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Interprofessional Care|
|Official Date:||March 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 112-118|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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