UW-Green Bay nursing program to host education conference

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professional Program in Nursing is hosting the fifth annual Wisconsin Technology Enhanced Collaboration Nursing Education Conference on April 7-8. This year’s conference will highlight “E-Learning in Nursing: Design, Innovation, Delivery and Evaluation.”

The two-day conference will be held from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at Lambeau Field and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at the University Union on the UW-Green Bay campus.

The objective of this year’s conference is for nursing faculty in attendance to be able to use and implement the eight dimensions of flexible framework for e-learning by Badrul Khan in their online teaching. Scholars will be challenged to enhance their knowledge and understanding of e-learning as well as evaluate their design and delivery methods in online courses and programs.

Presenters include:

Diane J. Skiba, Emerging Technologies in Nursing Practice and E-learning; Professor of Health Care Informatics, University of Colorado in Denver and the author of Emerging Technologies.

Badrul H. Khan, International and Cultural Perspectives in E-learning; President and founder of McWeadon Education, a nationally respected educator, author, speaker and consultant in the field of e-learning and distance learning.

Patricia Flatley Brennan, Professor of Engineering and Nursing, UW-Madison; Reflections and Sustainability of Technology; Enhanced Nursing Education; Principal Investigator for the HRSA grant: Wisconsin Technology Enhanced Collaborative Nursing Education (WI TECNE) and leads the project to improve the integration of informatics and technology into nursing curricula.

The conference will host several different sessions on topics that relate closely to the use of technology in the field of nursing.

Technology in E-learning and Health in Nursing and the NFL; Janet Reilly, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The Use of a Wiki in a Nursing Leadership Course in the BSN@HOME Program; Gail Hanson Brenner, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Advantages and Pitfalls of High Tech Usage in an RN to BSN Program; Therese Blakeslee, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Using Virtual World to Promote Concepts of Ethics and Social Justice in an RN to BSN Program; Christine Vandenhouten, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The Application of Problem Based Learning in a Senior-Level Undergraduate Course; Kay Jansen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Case Scenario Builder in a Human Sexuality Course: A Pilot; Rebecca Muehrer, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interface Design Analysis of Online Nursing Courses; Brenda Tyczkowski, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Eric Bauman, University of Wisconsin-Madison; David Simpkins, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Evaluation in E-learning: Results of Year Five; Christine Vandenhouten, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Break out sessions include:

Instructional Online Gaming; Eric Bauman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

E-learning and the Americans with Disabilities Act; Lynn Niemi, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Technology and Academic Integrity; Tim Bristol, NurseTim, Minneapolis, MN

E-learning and Faculty Load/ E-learning Lessons Learned in Nursing; J. Goodlett McDaniel and Carol Quam Urban, George Mason University, Washington D.C.; Florence Richman, Northern Virginia Community College

The Latest in E-learning: The Horizon Report 2011; Alan Wolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison

First Nation Students in E-learning; Rosemary Christensen, retired from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Legal Aspects of Intellectual Property in E-learning; Claire Covington Reilly, Esq., Reed Smith LLP, Chicago, Ill.

Student Perspectives of E-learning; Penny Ralston-Berg, Penn State University

African American Students in E-learning; Cheryl Killion, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Full conference details are available at: www.uwgb.edu/outreach/nursing. Faculty members from other disciplines who teach online are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Janet Reilly at reillyj@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2365.


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