ERIC Number: ED448636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Distance Technology in Nursing Education. AACN White Paper.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.
Careful use of technology in education may enhance the ability of the nursing education profession to educate nurses for practice, prepare future nurse educators, and advance nursing science. To take full advantage of technology, several factors must be addressed. Superior distance education programs require substantial institutional financial investment, and program developers must consider coordination of services, hardware requirements, and ways to lower costs across state lines. Questions of intellectual property and copyright cannot be ignored. Technology-mediated teaching strategies can change the way teaching and learning occurs, and these strategies may change conventional thinking about how the quality of educational programs is assessed. It is already apparent that distance education technology has provided some nursing schools an advantage in recruiting students and is increasing competition among institutions. An appendix contains guidelines for the use of distance technology in nursing education. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Nurses, Nursing, Nursing Education, Program Development, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, DC.