ERIC Number: ED222180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Learning Resources Center Conference: Proceedings and Evaluation.
This report includes both a collection of 16 papers presented at a national conference on learning resource centers (LRC's) in nursing schools and the results of a survey of participants conducted to evaluate the impact of the conference. Designed to increase the participants' knowledge and awareness of how they might better utilize an LRC to support their nursing education programs, the conference focused on management of LRC's. Topics covered by speakers include the past, present, and future of LRC's; organization components and structural models; creating functional LRC's; getting faculty involved with two case studies; facility planning and design; integrating the LRC with school curriculum; management and operations; evaluation of cost and learning effectiveness; and performance testing in a learning skills lab. Three papers summarize research studies: (1) a survey of innovative programs; (2) an analysis of LRC's as a function of the director's academic qualifications and the center's administrative, fiscal, and organizational structure; and (3) a classification scheme of questions asked by nursing students in self-instructional learning environments. The report also details the findings of a survey of conference attendees, which evaluates both short- and long-term conference impact and describes characteristics of participants and their LRC's. Appendices include the questionnaires used and a summary of conference participants by geographic area. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Medical Audiovisual Center of the National Library of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. National Medical Audiovisual Center.
Identifiers: Nursing Schools
Note: The proceedings of the Learning Resources Centers (LRC) Conference hosted by the University of Alabama School of Nursing (Birmingham, AL, December 1978).