ERIC Number: ED330330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Moving into the Age of Computer-Supported Education: A Regional Experience in Nursing Education.
This report describes a 3-year project funded by a grant from the Division of Nursing, Health Resources and Services Administration to provide continuing education in computer technology for nursing faculty in college-based nursing programs in the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. The report begins with an overview of computer technology in nursing education, noting that there has been a significant increase in computer use in college-based nursing programs from 1983 to 1987. The relative advantages of computer use for instruction and in communication networks are discussed, and guidelines and tips for deciding whether to use computers are provided. Software selection and development are also addressed, and a form for software evaluation is included. The importance of faculty commitment is also discussed. The activities of the project are then summarized, including descriptions of the basic workshops, conferences, and seminars; their settings; the participants and their plans for implementation; and participants' progress reports. Examples of statements included on plans and responses from progress reports are included. Eight appendixes provide the results of surveys of computer use by nurse administrative heads and software holdings in the SREB states; two versions of a master plan for the basic workshops; a model for the systematic implementation of computer supported nursing education; a questionnaire designed to obtain information on basic workshop participants; and forms for developing a plan to enhance computer supported education and a 6-month's progress report. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.