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The impact of computer supported collaborative learning on internship outcomes of pharmacy students

Sofie Timmers (UGent) , Martin Valcke (UGent) , K De Mil and Willy Baeyens (UGent)
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This article focuses on an evaluation of the impact of an innovative instructional design of internships in view of a new integrated pharmaceutical curriculum. A key innovative element was the implementation of a computer-supported collaborative learning environment. Students were, as part of their formal curriculum, expected to work in a systematic and collaborative way in discussing and solving real-life cases. Students in the role condition were assigned specific roles. The cases were an additional critical variable in the study. The results of the study demonstrate that both independent variables (role assignment and cases) have a significant impact on levels of knowledge construction and, especially, on the attainment of objectives of the new integrated pharmaceutical curriculum.
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asynchronous discussion groups, roles, computer-supported collaborative learning, KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION, knowledge acquisition, higher education

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Timmers, Sofie, Martin Valcke, K De Mil, and Willy Baeyens. 2008. “The Impact of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning on Internship Outcomes of Pharmacy Students.” Interactive Learning Environments 16 (2): 131–141.
APA
Timmers, S., Valcke, M., De Mil, K., & Baeyens, W. (2008). The impact of computer supported collaborative learning on internship outcomes of pharmacy students. INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, 16(2), 131–141.
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Timmers S, Valcke M, De Mil K, Baeyens W. The impact of computer supported collaborative learning on internship outcomes of pharmacy students. INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS. 4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OX14 4RN, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD,; 2008;16(2):131–41.
MLA
Timmers, Sofie, Martin Valcke, K De Mil, et al. “The Impact of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning on Internship Outcomes of Pharmacy Students.” INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 16.2 (2008): 131–141. Print.
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  abstract     = {This article focuses on an evaluation of the impact of an innovative instructional design of internships in view of a new integrated pharmaceutical curriculum. A key innovative element was the implementation of a computer-supported collaborative learning environment. Students were, as part of their formal curriculum, expected to work in a systematic and collaborative way in discussing and solving real-life cases. Students in the role condition were assigned specific roles. The cases were an additional critical variable in the study. The results of the study demonstrate that both independent variables (role assignment and cases) have a significant impact on levels of knowledge construction and, especially, on the attainment of objectives of the new integrated pharmaceutical curriculum.},
  author       = {Timmers, Sofie and Valcke, Martin and De Mil, K and Baeyens, Willy},
  issn         = {1049-4820},
  journal      = {INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {131--141},
  publisher    = {ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR \& FRANCIS LTD,},
  title        = {The impact of computer supported collaborative learning on internship outcomes of pharmacy students},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10494820701288675},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2008},
}

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