Advantages and Limitations of E-Learning in Master’s Level Healthcare Education: A Reflective Discussion Paper
Hopia, Hanna; Kanne, Mariël (2017)
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Hopia H., Kanne M., (2017). Advantages and Limitations of E-Learning in Master’s Level Healthcare Education: A Reflective Discussion Paper. Nursing and Advanced Health Care, 1(2), SOAJ Scientific Open Access Journals. URN:NBN:fi:amk-201802262782
The current paper is a reflective discussion report that describes the advantages and limitations of online teaching and learning at master’s level healthcare education from the teachers’ point of view. The aim is to open dialogue between nursing educators and healthcare providers on how exclusively online education can ensure the development of healthcare professionals who master the requirements of today´s working life and contribute to innovations in healthcare. This paper addresses specifically how to strengthen master students’ interprofessional communication skills and improve their multicultural competence by developing a well-designed assignment in e-Learning environment. Perceptions and views are based on seven years of experience on online education in cooperation with two educators from different countries.