Strategies for Success: Developing a Web-Based Orientation for Online Learning

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152724
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Presentation
Title:
Strategies for Success: Developing a Web-Based Orientation for Online Learning
Abstract:
Strategies for Success: Developing a Web-Based Orientation for Online Learning
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Moore, Sharon L., RN, MEd, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Athabasca University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Margaret Edwards, PhD, RN
Introduction: Online course initiatives in nursing education are burgeoning around the world. Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada currently offers a variety of nursing education programs totally online through the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies. Recent research initiatives in the Centre are focusing on excellence in teaching and learning as a means to offer quality nursing education in an environment that is committed to student success and satisfaction. In this session, the presenters will outline the development of a web-based orientation for online learning. Design: This study used a qualitative, descriptive design to explore the question “from your perspective, what do you think should be included in an orientation for students starting a Master’s Program”? From the responses, an online orientation program was designed. Population: Input was sought from faculty, and two student groups: one group of students had completed their first course, and a second group was just completing their last course in the Master of Health Studies and Master of Nursing programs. Methods: Data were collected online, in a forum to which students responded anonymously to a broad question about their learning needs. Qualitative data analysis was carried out and common themes were identified. Findings: These findings provided the impetus and direction for the content of the orientation program. Conclusions and Implications: The study generated a number of strategies that students identified would contribute to their success in online learning. In addition, a number of recommendations also surfaced that have pointed to the need for other strategies that are currently being considered as a means to support students and build community in online learning. Based on the findings of this study, we recommend that a commitment to a specific and targeted orientation program is significant in increasing students’ success and satisfaction in online learning.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies for Success: Developing a Web-Based Orientation for Online Learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152724-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies for Success: Developing a Web-Based Orientation for Online Learning</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Moore, Sharon L., RN, MEd, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Athabasca 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">sharon.moore@athabascau.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Margaret Edwards, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Online course initiatives in nursing education are burgeoning around the world. Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada currently offers a variety of nursing education programs totally online through the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies. Recent research initiatives in the Centre are focusing on excellence in teaching and learning as a means to offer quality nursing education in an environment that is committed to student success and satisfaction. In this session, the presenters will outline the development of a web-based orientation for online learning. Design: This study used a qualitative, descriptive design to explore the question &ldquo;from your perspective, what do you think should be included in an orientation for students starting a Master&rsquo;s Program&rdquo;? From the responses, an online orientation program was designed. Population: Input was sought from faculty, and two student groups: one group of students had completed their first course, and a second group was just completing their last course in the Master of Health Studies and Master of Nursing programs. Methods: Data were collected online, in a forum to which students responded anonymously to a broad question about their learning needs. Qualitative data analysis was carried out and common themes were identified. Findings: These findings provided the impetus and direction for the content of the orientation program. Conclusions and Implications: The study generated a number of strategies that students identified would contribute to their success in online learning. In addition, a number of recommendations also surfaced that have pointed to the need for other strategies that are currently being considered as a means to support students and build community in online learning. Based on the findings of this study, we recommend that a commitment to a specific and targeted orientation program is significant in increasing students&rsquo; success and satisfaction in online learning.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:47:22Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:47:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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