Development of an Instrument to Measure Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students' Attitudes toward Interactive Compressed Videocourses with Adjunct Web-Based Activities

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Presentation
Title:
Development of an Instrument to Measure Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students' Attitudes toward Interactive Compressed Videocourses with Adjunct Web-Based Activities
Abstract:
Development of an Instrument to Measure Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students' Attitudes toward Interactive Compressed Videocourses with Adjunct Web-Based Activities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Connolly, Maria, DNS/DNSc/DSN
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA
Contact Telephone:708.216.9553
The growth of distance education courses using two-way interactive compressed videoconferencing with Web-based online medium has grown in popularity in many universities. Moreover, the concept of "e-learning" and "academic computing" has debuted and has been integrated into nursing programs. While standard university-wide course evaluations given at the end of every course generate data with regard to student satisfaction in meeting the objectives of the course and with the instructor, the method of delivery or a measure of the learning that took place is not usually measured. The purpose of this study is to develop a customized, empirically-based attitudinal assessment instrument specific for evaluation of three regularly taught courses in using videoconferencing with adjunct Web-based homepage activities (Electronic Reserve Readings, Online Testing, Websites Activities & Discussion Groups). These clinical skills courses are specific for APN students and nurses and have generated a positive reaction to televised classes both at the host and remote sites. However, positive student reactions to televised courses does not guarantee that learning has taken place. Biner's four-step process will be utilized in the creation of a psychometrically sound evaluation tool. This tool will be an attitudinal assessment that will still accommodate the university informational needs, and yet be specific to the blended technology of videocourses with Web-based activities. The process includes: (1) generating items related to course satisfaction; (2) defining dimensions underlying items; (3) selecting content valid items; and (4) writing and pretesting the instrument. The first phase of this study is to survey students who have taken the televised courses (n=120) and those who are currently enrolled to generate a list of relatively independent factors. All subjects will be sent a brief open-ended questionnaire along with a cover letter describing the nature of this study.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of an Instrument to Measure Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students' Attitudes toward Interactive Compressed Videocourses with Adjunct Web-Based Activitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159549-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of an Instrument to Measure Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students' Attitudes toward Interactive Compressed Videocourses with Adjunct Web-Based Activities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Connolly, Maria, DNS/DNSc/DSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">708.216.9553</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mconnol@luc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The growth of distance education courses using two-way interactive compressed videoconferencing with Web-based online medium has grown in popularity in many universities. Moreover, the concept of &quot;e-learning&quot; and &quot;academic computing&quot; has debuted and has been integrated into nursing programs. While standard university-wide course evaluations given at the end of every course generate data with regard to student satisfaction in meeting the objectives of the course and with the instructor, the method of delivery or a measure of the learning that took place is not usually measured. The purpose of this study is to develop a customized, empirically-based attitudinal assessment instrument specific for evaluation of three regularly taught courses in using videoconferencing with adjunct Web-based homepage activities (Electronic Reserve Readings, Online Testing, Websites Activities &amp; Discussion Groups). These clinical skills courses are specific for APN students and nurses and have generated a positive reaction to televised classes both at the host and remote sites. However, positive student reactions to televised courses does not guarantee that learning has taken place. Biner's four-step process will be utilized in the creation of a psychometrically sound evaluation tool. This tool will be an attitudinal assessment that will still accommodate the university informational needs, and yet be specific to the blended technology of videocourses with Web-based activities. The process includes: (1) generating items related to course satisfaction; (2) defining dimensions underlying items; (3) selecting content valid items; and (4) writing and pretesting the instrument. The first phase of this study is to survey students who have taken the televised courses (n=120) and those who are currently enrolled to generate a list of relatively independent factors. All subjects will be sent a brief open-ended questionnaire along with a cover letter describing the nature of this study.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:07:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:07:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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