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Author Bristol, Timothy J
Title Perceptions of E-learning in Iowa nursing faculty
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Descript 170 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-01, Section: B, page: 0178
Adviser: Cyd Strickland
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Capella University, 2005
As the nursing faculty shortage intensifies, administrators are considering methods of improving access to nursing education. E-learning is one concept that will help administrators on both fronts. However, implementation of E-learning requires administrators to understand faculty needs and perceptions. The purpose of the quantitative descriptive survey was to gather data on nursing faculty perceptions of E-learning. The data was collected from 278 nursing faculty in the state of Iowa. Analysis reveals that faculty acknowledge benefits from the use of E-learning. For faculty the benefits include convenience and flexibility and the potential to use that flexibility as a faculty-recruitment tool. For students the flexibility is also a benefit that will assist in reaching rural communities and encouraging professional development in nurses. Another benefit noted for students is the development of computer-related skills. Barriers related to the use of E-learning were also reported. These include lack of face-to-face interactions and increased workload for faculty. Characteristics that were associated with increased E-learning use included personal use of a personal digital assistant (PDA) and training provided by the academic employer on the use of E-learning. There was no significant difference in E-learning use based on mean age or mean years as an educator. Recommendations for practice are offered
School code: 1351
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 67-01B
Subject Health Sciences, Education
Health Sciences, Nursing
Alt Author Capella University
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