Paradox of a Graduate Human Science Curriculum Experienced Online: A Faculty Perspective

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151419
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Presentation
Title:
Paradox of a Graduate Human Science Curriculum Experienced Online: A Faculty Perspective
Abstract:
Paradox of a Graduate Human Science Curriculum Experienced Online: A Faculty Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Lindsay, Gail M., RN, BScN, MSN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:York University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Janet Jeffrey, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD; Mina Singh, BScN, MEd, PhD
Engaging in program evaluation is foundational to accountable, evidence-based nursing education. We developed a methodology for conducting a program evaluation of our new online masters (MScN) program that is participatory with both formative and summative components. While there are a variety of stakeholders in this educational evaluation research, our presentation will focus on the perspectives of the nursing graduate faculty. Eight faculty members are involved with the first cohort of students as teachers of four required courses, electives and/or the major research project. Quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches provide richness and context, and maximize usefulness of the results. Tools for program evaluation include self-assessment (questionnaires), reflective journals, and discussion in focus groups. In the context of a philosophy that values lived experience and relationship as the basis of nursing, faculty are teaching in an environment that is disembodied, technology-based, and at a distance. One key focus in our evaluation to date, is the development of teaching in an online environment with emerging curricular issues. The apparent paradox of teaching human science curriculum online will be presented and discussed in detail from what we have learned and continue to learn. To date, we have learned most from the monthly focus group meetings of faculty in which their experiences of designing and teaching are explored - from the first semester in which students were enrolled in the MScN Program, May 2005. These meetings continue through the first 2 years of program delivery in conjunction with the first full-time cohort of students. The faculty constructs the curriculum, based on our human science philosophy, disciplinary knowledge, and our teaching-learning experience. Furthering the purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau Congress, this poster disseminated the first year of our research to an international audience, contributing to a science of nursing and influencing practice and education.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleParadox of a Graduate Human Science Curriculum Experienced Online: A Faculty Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151419-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Paradox of a Graduate Human Science Curriculum Experienced Online: A Faculty Perspective</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lindsay, Gail M., RN, BScN, MSN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">York University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">glindsay@yorku.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Jeffrey, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD; Mina Singh, BScN, MEd, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Engaging in program evaluation is foundational to accountable, evidence-based nursing education. We developed a methodology for conducting a program evaluation of our new online masters (MScN) program that is participatory with both formative and summative components. While there are a variety of stakeholders in this educational evaluation research, our presentation will focus on the perspectives of the nursing graduate faculty. Eight faculty members are involved with the first cohort of students as teachers of four required courses, electives and/or the major research project. Quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches provide richness and context, and maximize usefulness of the results. Tools for program evaluation include self-assessment (questionnaires), reflective journals, and discussion in focus groups. In the context of a philosophy that values lived experience and relationship as the basis of nursing, faculty are teaching in an environment that is disembodied, technology-based, and at a distance. One key focus in our evaluation to date, is the development of teaching in an online environment with emerging curricular issues. The apparent paradox of teaching human science curriculum online will be presented and discussed in detail from what we have learned and continue to learn. To date, we have learned most from the monthly focus group meetings of faculty in which their experiences of designing and teaching are explored - from the first semester in which students were enrolled in the MScN Program, May 2005. These meetings continue through the first 2 years of program delivery in conjunction with the first full-time cohort of students. The faculty constructs the curriculum, based on our human science philosophy, disciplinary knowledge, and our teaching-learning experience. Furthering the purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau Congress, this poster disseminated the first year of our research to an international audience, contributing to a&nbsp;science of nursing and influencing practice and education.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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