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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201722
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Online Course Development Success: The Samoan Experience
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Background: Registered Nurses in Western Samoa have no access to continuing education once they have completed their initial university education and are employed in the villages of Western Samoa. The Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN), sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), provides eLearning opportunities to healthcare professionals throughout the Pacific region. A university collaborative responded to the request for programming with Qualifications for Online Learning a course delivered to Samoan nurses in both a face-to-face and online format. Methods: Development of online courses from face-to-face courses, use of conversion tools supporting excellence in online education, and viewing courses from a learners point of view are all topics key to online course development success. The transitional worksheets used to develop and transform courses will be provided to the presentation attendees. Results: The Samoan’s found the educational experience to be helpful in developing their own online courses using Moodle. Students were to develop an online course as the course outcome. Overall, participants judged the workshop to be a worthwhile experience as noted by their rating of the course as "Excellent" (82%) or “Good” (23%). Overall, participants realized that although the workshop was challenging, the types of skills they were learning are valuable, especially in an increasingly technical society. The participants appreciated an opportunity to broaden their knowledge. Conclusions: Development of online courses is possible even in a country with limited technology resources.  This presentation will provide an overview of the two workshops (face-to-face) and online components of the Qualifications for Online Learning course. Additionally, a discussion on how cultural and socio-economic issues impacts the development and implementation of an online course.  
Keywords:
online; Samoa
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOnline Course Development Success: The Samoan Experienceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201722-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Background: Registered Nurses in Western Samoa have no access to continuing education once they have completed their initial university education and are employed in the villages of Western Samoa. The Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN), sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), provides eLearning opportunities to healthcare professionals throughout the Pacific region. A university collaborative responded to the request for programming with Qualifications for Online Learning a course delivered to Samoan nurses in both a face-to-face and online format. Methods: Development of online courses from face-to-face courses, use of conversion tools supporting excellence in online education, and viewing courses from a learners point of view are all topics key to online course development success. The transitional worksheets used to develop and transform courses will be provided to the presentation attendees. Results: The Samoan’s found the educational experience to be helpful in developing their own online courses using Moodle. Students were to develop an online course as the course outcome. Overall, participants judged the workshop to be a worthwhile experience as noted by their rating of the course as "Excellent" (82%) or “Good” (23%). Overall, participants realized that although the workshop was challenging, the types of skills they were learning are valuable, especially in an increasingly technical society. The participants appreciated an opportunity to broaden their knowledge. Conclusions: Development of online courses is possible even in a country with limited technology resources.  This presentation will provide an overview of the two workshops (face-to-face) and online components of the Qualifications for Online Learning course. Additionally, a discussion on how cultural and socio-economic issues impacts the development and implementation of an online course.  en_GB
dc.subjectonlineen_GB
dc.subjectSamoaen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:49:16Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:49:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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