ERIC Number: ED446494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
AACN White Paper: Distance Technology in Nursing Education.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Technological advances have increased opportunities for nursing education, affording increased collaboration among nursing faculties in teaching, practice, and research. In an era when nurses are in demand, technology may help the profession educate nurses, prepare future educators, and advance the science of nursing. Several factors should be addressed by schools and other stakeholders. First, superior distance education programs require a substantial financial investment. Second, planners should consider coordination, compatibility, and hardware upgrades for multi-site communications. Third, intellectual property, copyrights, and privacy are key issues in electronic media. Fourth, technology-mediated teaching can change the way teaching and learning take place. Lastly, distance education increases competition among institutions. An appendix outlines Guidelines for the Use of Distance Technology in Nursing Education. (HB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Distance Education, Educational Media, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instruction, Internet, Nursing Education, Technology
For full text: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/positions/whitepaper. htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.