Nursing Education Supercourse: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research Around the World By: K. Salman, Dr.PH F. Linkov, PhD R. LaPorte, PhD. The 3 rd Jordanian Nursing International Conference. April, 2010. Technology and Nursing Education.
Nursing Education Supercourse: Implications for Nursing Practice and Research Around the WorldBy: K. Salman, Dr.PH F. Linkov, PhD R. LaPorte, PhD
The 3rd Jordanian Nursing International Conference. April, 2010
The impact of technology on nursing education has been profound. As a result,
-Information can be accessed on line through internet, emails, listservs, and conferencing.
-From 1997 -2001 has increased by 15 hours/week (Chaffin & Maddux, 2004)
- Technology “amplifies, extends, and even reorganizes human mental power” (Norris, 2009)
-Technology enable students to be independent and more self-sufficient.
www.pitt.edu/~super1: it is defined as an advanced “Model” or a “system” that translates science into the class room.
Supercourse includes a library of over 4355 lectures on Public Health and Medicine shared for free by over 56000 members of Global health network from over 170 countries.
It was developed by:
Dr. Ronald LaPorte and his team.
(Dr. LaPorte is a Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH)/Pitt University)
When? In 1999
- To improve health training and research in global health and prevention
-To share knowledge and expertise worldwide.
Teacher in Sydney
Teacher in Harrisburg
Teacher in Mexico
Teacher in Pittsburgh
Teacher in London
Teacher in San Francisco
- First effort attempted to network Nursing scientist worldwide
The following methodology was used to design the Nursing Suprcourse, researchers from Dept. of Epidemiology at the GSPH in collaboration with Nursing faculty and the Supercourse team;
I. Information Sharing-
II. Time Saving
III. Content Quality and Enhancement
IV. Free Contents
V. Easy Access
During the next 2 years, we are planning to:
Future Directions Researchof the Supercourse
AACN White Paper: Distance technology in Nursing Education. (1999). Retrieved on March 23rd, 2010 from www.aacn.nche.edu.
Chaffin, A., & Maddux, C. (2004). Internet teaching methods for use in Baccalaureate Nursing education. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. Vol.22, No.3, 132-142.
Laporte, R. et al. (2009). Supercourse: Translation from Research to the Classroom (unpublished article)
Supercourse website at www.pitt.edu/~super1 accessed on March, 10th, 2009.