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Keywords

Evolve course management system, Issues and trends in nursing, Online instruction, Online nursing courses, Seven principles of effective teaching

 

Authors

  1. BANGERT, ART W. EdD
  2. EASTERBY, LISA RNC, MSN

Abstract

This case study describes how the Evolve electronic course management system was used to deliver an online Trends and Issues in Nursing course for 53 nurses-in-training at Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing. Evolve provided an open-ended, electronic course shell that supported the instructor's efforts to create an online learning environment using the seven principles of effective teaching. The course was evaluated with items from the Student Evaluation of Online Teaching Effectiveness and questions written to assess unique features of the Trends and Issues course. Results indicated that most learners perceived that the course was generally a positive learning experience and that constructivist-based principles were used to design and deliver instruction that effectively promoted student learning.