Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 15, 2008 - Education - 240 pages

Online education in nursing is an exciting, rapidly changing field. Keeping pace with these changes, this new edition includes everything an educator needs to know about developing an online learning environment. The book provides practical guidelines on using the Web to teach student nurses, train or retrain nurses, and certify competencies and skills.

This updated edition also includes cutting-edge research on clinical education and training, consumer education, and blended learning, which integrates classroom and online teaching methods. Also included are current online resources, links, and references.
Key Features:

  • Provides guidelines on translating courses from the classroom to the online environment
  • Includes three new chapters on Web-based learning theories and teaching with technology
  • Guides instructors on how to build a community in an online environment
  • Includes practical guidelines for student assessment and evaluation in online education

As the most comprehensive and thorough guidebook on online nursing education, this book is an essential resource for nursing instructors looking to expand their knowledge of the Web, technology, and the online nursing environment."


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Chapter 1 Introduction to Teaching and Learning with Technology
Chapter 2 Pedagogy Associated with Learning in Online Environments
Student Faculty and Technical Support
Chapter 4 Technologies and Competencies Needed for Online Learning
Chapter 5 Reconceptualizing the Online Course
Chapter 6 Designing the Online Learning Environment
Chapter 7 Interacting and Communicating Online
Chapter 8 Course Management Methods
Chapter 9 Assessment and Evaluation of Online Learning
Chapter 10 Distance and Continuing Medical Education
Chapter 11 Using Technology in Teaching
Chapter 12 Educating Patients for Positive Behavior Change and Health Outcomes

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Angie Smith has been teaching online within the helping professions for seven years. She is a teaching associate professor at North Carolina State University, assisted in the development of the Online Counselor Education Master’s Program at North Carolina State University, and coordinator as well as advisor of the College Counseling online program. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in North Carolina.

Jeffrey M. Warren, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 2013, Jeff received the Outstanding Scholar Endowed Award for Research from The Professional Counselor, the journal of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). The North Carolina Counseling Association recognized him as the 2016 recipient of the Professional Writing and Research Award. Jeff is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a National Certified School Counselor (NCSC), and holds licensure as a professional school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS).

Siu-Man “Raymond” Ting is a professor of counseling, program coordinator of the counselor education program, and the Director of Graduate Programs of the Department of Education Leadership, Policy and Human Development, North Carolina State University.

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