Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date




Conference Name

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, March 25, 2013


This paper is a report on the use of Twitter within a sophomore level course in the baccalaureate nursing program at a rural Appalachian university. Students enrolled in the Foundations of Nursing course were in their second year of a traditional nursing program. Meeting the challenge of providing students with a ubiquitous learning environment that extends beyond their rural environment is important in the education of many students in the Appalachian region. The preliminary study looks at the usability of Twitter as the medium that will assist nursing students to build the confidence that comes from completing a case study that required the use of cross-culturally based health care information. Twitter provided the students with valuable pieces of the case which allowed them to develop a plan of care.

Original Publication Citation

Buchman, S., Snider, P., Luo, T., & Gondwe, K. (2013). Using Twitter to facilitate case-based instruction in a nursing classroom. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference.