The use of technology was considered to aid students to engage in reflective practice within the Veterinary Nursing programme as students are located across a wide section of the UK, which makes it difficult to attend weekly reflective sessions. The use of online discussion forums via WebCT seemed appropriate to engage with shared practice and learning and enable peers to communicate from a wide geographical spread. In the first year of the programme students still receive face-to-face classes on the theory and practice of reflection. The three discussion tools are used for this: Blog entry for students to share interesting clinical cases that they have encountered; the asynchronous discussion forums which are facilitated by the module leader and have a focused starting point of each discussion category - this is by using Driscoll (2006) target question approach; the reflective journal entry with a public and a private space for each student.
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