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Lessons Learned the Hard Way: What Not to Do with Support/Development for Students/Faculty

Terry Buxton (Regis University, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2014 - 5:30pm
Faculty Development & Student Support
Areas of Special Interest: 
Blended Course
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Best Practices
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Electronic Poster
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Electronic Poster Session

Avoiding the trial and tribulations of others when preparing students and faculty to learn and teach in a blended learning environment.

Extended Abstract

The challenges of successfully working with technology in a blended learning environment are not limited to students or faculty. Each population has some unique attributes which must be considered and understood when converting an entire program from face-to-face instruction to a blended learning format. Some full-time and mostly affiliate (adjunct) faculty opted to teach the RN-BSN Nursing Program in this revised format. Preparing faculty to teach these classes proved to be a greater task than initially thought. Development required more than just using the LMS tools. In regards to preparing students, explaining the distinction between an online and blended course was only the first hurdle or many. With perfect 20/20 hindsight reviewing the assumptions, the reality, and future recommendations will be explored during this information and sharing session of best practices.

Lead Presenter

Terry Buxton, PhD, RN, CNE is an Assistant Professor teaching online and hybrid/blended course instruction in the RN-BSN completion program and the Post-Licensure Technology & Course Support Coordinator in Loretto Heights School of Nursing as part of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She is responsible for course content, design, and delivery of seven courses within the RN-BSN program. Using the latest technology to support learning is one of her highest priorities. Terry earned both a Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing Education in 1999 and a PhD in Leadership Studies in 2004 from Gonzaga University.