Collaboration in the Development and Delivery of Web-based Graduate Nursing Courses: Faculty Perspectives

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156786
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Presentation
Title:
Collaboration in the Development and Delivery of Web-based Graduate Nursing Courses: Faculty Perspectives
Abstract:
Collaboration in the Development and Delivery of Web-based Graduate Nursing Courses: Faculty Perspectives
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Olsen, Gayle
P.I. Institution Name:Winona State University
Objective: 1. Describe positive and negative aspects of the inter-institutional, collaborative development of web-based courses as perceived by faculty involved in course development; 2. Describe advantages and disadvantages of teaching courses (or modules within courses) developed by other colleagues/institutions as perceived by faculty; 3. Identify on-going issues related to shared ownership of web-based courses. Design: Exploratory descriptive. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All faculty who participated in the development and/or delivery of five jointly-developed, web-based, graduate nursing courses from 1997-2000 were invited to participate in this study. Six different colleges and universities in the Midwestern U.S. are represented. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Web-based courses and inter-institutional collaboration. Methods: A survey to elicit faculty perceptions of the collaborative development and delivery of five web-based NP courses was distributed to participating faculty. The open-ended questionnaire contained three sections: 1. Perceptions of the process of collaborative course development; 2. Perceptions of teaching a course or modules in a course developed by other faculty/institutions; 3. Ongoing issues related to shared ownership of courses. Data analyzed by frequency of response. Findings: Faculty identified positive and negative aspects of the collaborative effort. The amount of time needed for course development, adequate compensation for that time and issues related to intellectual property were cited. Difficulty in adapting courses developed by others to one’s own teaching style was also identified as a concern. Conclusion : While the possibility of pooling resources and reducing costs for web-based course delivery is attractive, success is highly dependent on the resolution of important issues of concern to faculty. Implications: This study provides unique insights into the promises and pitfalls of inter-institutional collaboration on web-based courses from a faculty perspective. Significant faculty issues that are critical to success have received limited consideration and will be the focus of future research.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollaboration in the Development and Delivery of Web-based Graduate Nursing Courses: Faculty Perspectivesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156786-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Collaboration in the Development and Delivery of Web-based Graduate Nursing Courses: Faculty Perspectives</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">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Olsen, Gayle</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Winona State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">golsen@winona.msus.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: 1. Describe positive and negative aspects of the inter-institutional, collaborative development of web-based courses as perceived by faculty involved in course development; 2. Describe advantages and disadvantages of teaching courses (or modules within courses) developed by other colleagues/institutions as perceived by faculty; 3. Identify on-going issues related to shared ownership of web-based courses. Design: Exploratory descriptive. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: All faculty who participated in the development and/or delivery of five jointly-developed, web-based, graduate nursing courses from 1997-2000 were invited to participate in this study. Six different colleges and universities in the Midwestern U.S. are represented. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Web-based courses and inter-institutional collaboration. Methods: A survey to elicit faculty perceptions of the collaborative development and delivery of five web-based NP courses was distributed to participating faculty. The open-ended questionnaire contained three sections: 1. Perceptions of the process of collaborative course development; 2. Perceptions of teaching a course or modules in a course developed by other faculty/institutions; 3. Ongoing issues related to shared ownership of courses. Data analyzed by frequency of response. Findings: Faculty identified positive and negative aspects of the collaborative effort. The amount of time needed for course development, adequate compensation for that time and issues related to intellectual property were cited. Difficulty in adapting courses developed by others to one&rsquo;s own teaching style was also identified as a concern. Conclusion : While the possibility of pooling resources and reducing costs for web-based course delivery is attractive, success is highly dependent on the resolution of important issues of concern to faculty. Implications: This study provides unique insights into the promises and pitfalls of inter-institutional collaboration on web-based courses from a faculty perspective. Significant faculty issues that are critical to success have received limited consideration and will be the focus of future research.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:08:11Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:08:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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