ERIC Number: ED179167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Modularized and Mediated Course Design in Altered Physiological Systems: An Exercise in Faculty Development.
Garten, Edward D.
An innovative, off-campus course offered by the nursing department at Moorhead State University in Minnesota is described. The course was implemented to meet the requirements of nursing students living in rural towns located some distance from the university department of nursing. This curriculum innovation is examined as a change process that was a significant attempt at faculty and instructional development. The course chosen for redesign, modularization, and mediation was "Altered Physiological Systems." As an independent study course, students proceed at a self-selected pace. The course modules contain all the written activities; information and exercises; and references to required videotapes, slide sets, audiotapes, and to alternative media and course options. Overall student evaluations of the course were generally favorable. Difficulties encountered during the instructional development process are discussed, and the importance of the relationship between the development consultants and faculty members is emphasized. Difficulties that students may have in dealing with such course innovations are also examined. This course is viewed as an attempt to reexamine and restructure learning in terms of clearly defined objectives while maintaining maximum flexibility for the student. (SF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Moorhead State University MN