Using academic technology to impact nursing education in Haiti. Elise L. Lev, Ed.D., RN [email protected] Haiti: Life expectancies and statistical risks. Half of all children will die before they reach age 15. Infant mortality is 63.2 per 1,000 births.
Using academic technology to impact nursing education in Haiti
Elise L. Lev, Ed.D., RN
Half of all children will die before they reach age 15.
Infant mortality is 63.2 per 1,000 births.
Life expectancy at birth is 58.1 years of age.
46% of the population has access to safe drinking water.
28% of the population has access to sanitary sewer systems.
Children’s Lifeline, Clay City, KY. Accessed 4/1/2012.
USAID RFA No.SOL-521-12-000043. Accessed 7/24/12.
Five onsite visits by several faculty members were made in the first year of the program.
Online interaction with FSIL students occurred using videoconferencing & online discussions when no faculty members were onsite.
Short presentations rather than lectures were given. Voice-over-power-point slides facilitated Haitian students’ understanding of the presentation.
Students are engaged through interactive exercises that demonstrate students’ ability to apply the material presented.
Students move ahead at their own pace.
Students have access to faculty to ask questions and discuss material.
Technology captures students’ performance—what was watched more than once & what mistakes students made, providing faculty resources for understanding students’ learning process.
Faculty can evaluate which strategies work the best.
Culturally competent health education;
Treatment of chronic diseases; &
Sustainability is about maintaining and continuing a program after the funding period is over.