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Engaging the Online Learner in Academic Writing: The APA Format Interactive Tutorial
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, , Regis University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Facilitating growth for students in academic writing has challenged nursing faculty for decades. At Regis University, the Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions utilizes American Psychological Association (APA) format; we found our online students needed more personable assistance in writing appropriately formatted scholarly papers than what the APA manual or APA Web site currently provide. Learning APA format is often dry and unappealing. Our experience demonstrates that learning objects allow students to actively participate in learning in a non-threatening environment. In the Loretto Heights Department of Nursing, the approach consisted of an APA Pack in all online courses, which included the APA Format Interactive Tutorial, developed in Flash. Utilizing a carnival theme, the tutorial includes 28 custom-built drag-and-drop, sorting, and multiple-choice questions, along with resource material. Student evaluations of the tutorial as well as student papers demonstrate an overall positive result on student learning and performance.

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Hall, V. & McCune, A. (2005). Engaging the Online Learner in Academic Writing: The APA Format Interactive Tutorial. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 64-69). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 20, 2019 from .

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