ERIC Number: ED329194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Telecommunications: A Vision for Nursing Education in the South.
Kelley, Jean A.
This paper attempts to put telecommunications into a realistic perspective, provide an overview of selected telecommunication technologies, and examine the impact of telecommunication technologies on nursing education and the preparation of graduates for the 21st century. Trends in nursing practice are outlined in terms of their impact on nursing curriculums and instructional methods; these trends include, among others, the nurse's role as a patient advocate, the growth of alternative health care delivery systems, and ethical dilemmas. The tyranny and promise that telecommunication technologies hold for nursing education are discussed. Four technologies available to provide quality educational services to more nurses in a cost-effective manner are described; these include teleconferencing (audio, video, and computer), television-assisted instruction, computer-aided learning, and interactive video. (46 references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum, Educational Methods, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interactive Video, Nursing, Nursing Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Telecommunications, Teleconferencing, Telecourses
Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, 592 Tenth St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, GA.