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-
•Through the Supercourse library of lectures, we can distribute nursing lectures and research findings
II. Time Saving
•New Nursing instructors reduce preparation time and improve their lectures
III. Content Quality and Enhancement
•High quality and readily usable contents make better Nursing teachers world wide
IV. Free Contents
•The concept of library of lectures for all to use in many ways similar to that of “freeware” or “open source software’ on the computer
V. Easy Access
•Easy and accessible through the internet and Power points.
•Nursing faculties in developing countries have access to current scientific information which they would not normally have.
-Contact schools of nursing worldwide
-Double the amount of training in the area of Global Health and Prevention in schools of Nursing
- Invite researchers to share their nursing research information.
Future Directions Researchof the Supercourse
If you would like to join the Supercourse Network, obtain a CD of the Supercourse or to contribute a lecture, please contact
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.