Introduction of E-Learning into the Post RN Baccalaureate Program in a Developing Country

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243177
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Introduction of E-Learning into the Post RN Baccalaureate Program in a Developing Country
Author(s):
Dias, Jacqueline Maria; Ayaz, Basnama; Lalani, Nasreen S.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Delta Chapter Asia Region
Author Details:
Dias, Jacqueline Maria, RN, RM, BScN, MEd, jacqueline.dias@aku.edu; Ayaz, Basnama, MScN; Lalani, Nasreen S., MScN, RN;
Abstract:
Purpose:

In 2010 as part of the annual Goals and Objectives exercise, Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKUSON), in Pakistan decided that Post RN baccalaureate program would be used as a pilot and offered through blended blending; using both distance learning and face to face interaction in 2014. At present there is no E-learning program at the national level for a Post-RN Programme.

Methods:

In order to bring this mandate forward a capstone project was pilot tested using a blended approach and a trio model consisting of student, preceptor and faculty between May and July 2011.A blended delivery approach was used to test out the E-learning strategy by using Moodle. The existing course was reviewed. Students’ feedback was elicited before, during and at the end of the course. In addition, faculty development for moodle and use of e-portfolio was organized. Meetings were held with content and technical experts periodically. Final approval came from the curriculum committee.

Results:

The pilot study concluded that in order to carry this project forward the following are required:  (1) Training and development of faculty for the instructional design and strategies for future online courses. (2) IT personnel assistance is needed consistently in this project; (3) protected time for the faculty to conduct the planning and implementation of this program (includes a needs assessment and follow-up activities); and (4) work collaboratively with our international partners who are active in E-learning.

Conclusion:

The lessons learnt from this pilot study will be utilized for planning of the E-learning program at the national level in Pakistan. As a first step in developing the capacity of faculty in E-learning, a training program is being organized to build the capacity of the faculty at the present time.

Keywords:
E-learning; Baccalaureate Nursing Education; Distance Learning
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleIntroduction of E-Learning into the Post RN Baccalaureate Program in a Developing Countryen
dc.contributor.authorDias, Jacqueline Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorAyaz, Basnamaen
dc.contributor.authorLalani, Nasreen S.en
dc.contributor.departmentRho Delta Chapter Asia Regionen
dc.author.detailsDias, Jacqueline Maria, RN, RM, BScN, MEd, jacqueline.dias@aku.edu; Ayaz, Basnama, MScN; Lalani, Nasreen S., MScN, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243177-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>In 2010 as part of the annual Goals and Objectives exercise, Aga Khan University School of Nursing (AKUSON), in Pakistan decided that Post RN baccalaureate program would be used as a pilot and offered through blended blending; using both distance learning and face to face interaction in 2014. At present there is no E-learning program at the national level for a Post-RN Programme. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>In order to bring this mandate forward a capstone project was pilot tested using a blended approach and a trio model consisting of student, preceptor and faculty between May and July 2011.A blended delivery approach was used to test out the E-learning strategy by using Moodle. The existing course was reviewed. Students&rsquo; feedback was elicited before, during and at the end of the course. In addition, faculty development for moodle and use of e-portfolio was organized. Meetings were held with content and technical experts periodically. Final approval came from the curriculum committee. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The pilot study concluded that in order to carry this project forward the following are required: &nbsp;(1) Training and development of faculty for the instructional design and strategies for future online courses. (2) IT personnel assistance is needed consistently in this project; (3) protected time for the faculty to conduct the planning and implementation of this program (includes a needs assessment and follow-up activities); and (4) work collaboratively with our international partners who are active in E-learning. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The lessons learnt from this pilot study will be utilized for planning of the E-learning program at the national level in Pakistan. As a first step in developing the capacity of faculty in E-learning, a training program is being organized to build the capacity of the faculty at the present time.en
dc.subjectE-learningen
dc.subjectBaccalaureate Nursing Educationen
dc.subjectDistance Learningen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:35Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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