A Nursing Faculty's TRANSITION to Teaching Online

Johnson, Arlene E.
January 2008
Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The introduction of web-based instruction into nursing education has resulted in a significant change in the responsibilities of nurse educators. This phenomenological research study explored the experiences of a graduate nursing faculty who had recently made the transition from traditional face-to-face instruction to web-based teaching. Through guided interviews, the faculty participants provided a rich description of their transition to web-based teaching and their perceptions of what faculty members need in order to make such a change successfully. Faculty members described how their role as nurse educators was reconceptualized as they learned to teach in a different environment. The participants' accounts of their experiences revealed a true paradigm shift in their perception of the nurse educator role and, for many,a comparable shift in their philosophy of teaching.


Related Articles

  • TRANSITION from the Classroom to the Web: Successful Strategies for Teaching Online. Zsohar, Helen; Smith, Jackie A. // Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p23 

    Online courses are an integral part of nursing education programs. The responsibility for developing and teaching asynchronous online courses can be challenging, especially for neophyte educators. Two experienced educators discuss strategies for developing and enhancing selected aspects of...

  • THE SUCCESSFUL USE OF Problem-based Learning in an Online Nurse Practitioner Course. Rounds, Linda R.; Rappaport, Bethany A. // Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing);Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p12 

    The development of technology and online education has opened the door to creative use of new and existing teaching methodologies.The authors describe how they used problem-based learning in an online course as a method for teaching clinical decision making to nurse practitioner students. The...

  • Lost in Translation: Turning On-Ground Courses into Effective Web-Based Learning. Jackson, Sherion H. // Distance Education Report;6/15/2005, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p4 

    This article discusses various issues related to the creation of a Web-based course. Creating a Web-based course from a current, successful on-ground course is difficult and, at best, can be considered a translation process. In the past, instructors have created Web-based courses by taking those...

  • Conceptions of, and approaches to, teaching online: a study of lecturers teaching postgraduate distance courses. Gonzalez, Carlos // Higher Education (00181560);Mar2009, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p299 

    This paper presents the outcomes of a study into online teaching. It builds upon previous research and conceptual frameworks produced by Kember and Kwan (Instr Sci 28(5):469–490, 2000) and Roberts (Instr Sci 31(1–2):127–150, 2003). It advances research on conceptions of, and...

  • Rehearsal of professional practice: impacts of web-based collaborative learning on the future encounter of different disciplines. Karakaya, Ahmet; Şenyapılı, Burcu // International Journal of Technology & Design Education;Jan2008, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p101 

    This study argues that the shift towards a more multidisciplinary professional life in contemporary design practice requires design curricula to equip students with collaborative skills. The study offers that by the aid of web-based collaborative learning (WBCL) in design education, different...

  • STUDY ABOUT ON-LINE COURSES EFFICIENCY PERCEPTIONS. RESEARCH BASED ON THE USE OF QUESTIONNAIRE. ILIE, Ioana-Corina; BURSUC, Cătălin // eLearning & Software for Education;2012, Issue 2, p177 

    Accelerating the progress of science and technology implies a high dynamic component of the teaching restructuring. Technological maturity, and especially information technology explosion sets in a deep and highly mobile manner the communication possibilities. Research in didactic communication...

  • Determining How the Faculty at the Polytechnic of Namibia are Responding to the Introduction of E-learning in the Form of Blended Learning. Kangandji, Leena // Nawa: Journal of Language & Communication;2008, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p179 

    This study was conducted to guide the management at the Polytechnic of Namibia on how to address the challenges the institution faces with regard to the effective implementation of e-learning. The study focused on the reasons for the use and non-use of e-learning by faculty. The study also gave...

  • LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS AS PREDICTORS OF ONLINE SOCIAL PRESENCE. Mykota, David; Duncan, Randy // Canadian Journal of Education;2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p157 

    In this study, the authors' determined the individual learner characteristics of educators enrolled in online courses that influenced social presence (affective social communication). Findings reveal that the number of online courses taken, followed by computer-mediated communication...


    This paper refers to important aspects of the evolution of Web-based Learning Systems architecture, according to the evolution of the Web itself The Web developed through creation of new levels of abstracting, while a special importance to scalability and adaptability was given. Due to a growing...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics