A Collaborative Web-based Certificate Course to Prepare Nurses for Educator Roles in Malaysia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150445
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Web-based Certificate Course to Prepare Nurses for Educator Roles in Malaysia
Abstract:
A Collaborative Web-based Certificate Course to Prepare Nurses for Educator Roles in Malaysia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Billings, Diane, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Title:Professor
There is a worldwide shortage of nurse educators, and the need for nurse educators in Malaysia is increasing due to the demand for more nurses. This presentation will describe how a school of nursing in Malaysia and the US collaborated to develop, implement and evaluate a Web-based Tutor preparation certificate program. The course began by on-site visits by the collaborating partners. During this time we assessed the feasibility for collaboration and use of the Internet to offer the majority of the program, began to define the roles of the IU and Pantai course coordinators, and established the admission requirements for the participants. The certificate program was then designed to include ten Web-based modules offered over a nine-month period of time with three on-site teaching sessions. On-site Tutors would supervise the clinical practicum. The partners developed a memo of understanding (MOU) about responsibilities; the chief executive officer for both partners signed the MOU. After orientation to the use of computers and course management software, the participants began the didactic component of the course. As the course unfolded it was important to build “community’’ and use “getting to know you” activities to promote cultural understanding and overcome isolation. There are differences in approaches to teaching and learning in the two countries involved in the project and it was important to recognize these. It was also important to work with the preceptors and clarify roles and responsibilities. As the course unfolded, we identified what activities should occur in the Web component of the course and what activities should occur during the on-site visits. Sustaining motivation to participate and complete the course was improved by on-site visits. Each participant taught two classroom and learning laboratory classes, one of which was taped for the course faculty to review during the last on-site visit. The participant’s teaching was evaluated by the participant, preceptor, and course faculty. Each participant developed a teaching portfolio as evidence of attaining course outcomes. In summary, the success of the project depended on flexibility, effective communication and on-site support at Pantai, the support of the preceptors, and the willingness of the participants to be pioneers. We also acknowledge the work of Asmarani Siddik, former director of Pantai Education whose work initiated the project. This session will conclude with recommendations for international collaboration in developing Web courses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Collaborative Web-based Certificate Course to Prepare Nurses for Educator Roles in Malaysiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150445-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Collaborative Web-based Certificate Course to Prepare Nurses for Educator Roles in Malaysia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Billings, Diane, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dbillin@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">There is a worldwide shortage of nurse educators, and the need for nurse educators in Malaysia is increasing due to the demand for more nurses. This presentation will describe how a school of nursing in Malaysia and the US collaborated to develop, implement and evaluate a Web-based Tutor preparation certificate program. The course began by on-site visits by the collaborating partners. During this time we assessed the feasibility for collaboration and use of the Internet to offer the majority of the program, began to define the roles of the IU and Pantai course coordinators, and established the admission requirements for the participants. The certificate program was then designed to include ten Web-based modules offered over a nine-month period of time with three on-site teaching sessions. On-site Tutors would supervise the clinical practicum. The partners developed a memo of understanding (MOU) about responsibilities; the chief executive officer for both partners signed the MOU. After orientation to the use of computers and course management software, the participants began the didactic component of the course. As the course unfolded it was important to build &ldquo;community&rsquo;&rsquo; and use &ldquo;getting to know you&rdquo; activities to promote cultural understanding and overcome isolation. There are differences in approaches to teaching and learning in the two countries involved in the project and it was important to recognize these. It was also important to work with the preceptors and clarify roles and responsibilities. As the course unfolded, we identified what activities should occur in the Web component of the course and what activities should occur during the on-site visits. Sustaining motivation to participate and complete the course was improved by on-site visits. Each participant taught two classroom and learning laboratory classes, one of which was taped for the course faculty to review during the last on-site visit. The participant&rsquo;s teaching was evaluated by the participant, preceptor, and course faculty. Each participant developed a teaching portfolio as evidence of attaining course outcomes. In summary, the success of the project depended on flexibility, effective communication and on-site support at Pantai, the support of the preceptors, and the willingness of the participants to be pioneers. We also acknowledge the work of Asmarani Siddik, former director of Pantai Education whose work initiated the project. This session will conclude with recommendations for international collaboration in developing Web courses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:24:40Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:24:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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