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A Strategy for Global Nursing Faculty Development: Utilizing Technology and Partnerships. Technology-Enabled Education: A Catalyst for Positive Change October 28-30, 2007 - Amman, Jordan Dr. Mary E. Norton. Overview of Presentation. Background of Project Description

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a strategy for global nursing faculty development utilizing technology and partnerships

A Strategy for Global Nursing Faculty Development:Utilizing Technology and Partnerships

Technology-Enabled Education:

A Catalyst for Positive Change

October 28-30, 2007 - Amman, Jordan

Dr. Mary E. Norton

overview of presentation
Overview of Presentation
  • Background of Project
    • Description
  • Description of Academic Institutions
  • Role of Technology
    • Strengths and Challenges of eLearning
  • Role of Partners
  • Outcomes
  • Discussion
background of the project
Background of the Project
  • Vision statement – Faculty of Nursing
  • History of graduate nursing program
  • Problem
  • Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award Pilot Program
project description
Project Description
  • TITLE:“An Online Collaborative Faculty Development Project”

Felician College, Lodi, New Jersey, USA

Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

  • PURPOSE:To continue to strengthen linkages between the institutions, and advance the utilization of technology in nursing education, and faculty development, while developing an international learning community.
  • TIMEFRAME:
    • Phase I - Assessment in Jordan - May 2002
    • Phase II - Jordanian Faculty Development in USA – Summer

2002

    • Phase III - Implementation in Jordan – Spring Semester 2003
    • Phase IV - Evaluation – Summer 2003
description of institutions
Felician College

Faculty Members - 110

Students – 1600 (2002)

Doctoral Programs - 0

Master’s Programs -3

Post Master’s Programs -2

Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs – 10

Four year Liberal Arts

University of Jordan

Higher Specialization in Medicine - 16

Faculty Members - 1400

Students - 22,000

Doctoral Programs -16

Master’s Programs -64

Description of Institutions
strengths and limitations of institutions
Felician College

Limited Technology

Strengths

Certified Online Instructor

Entire Graduate Program Online

University of Jordan

Limited Faculty Development e-Learning

Limited Course Offerings online

Strengths

Global Development Learning Network

State of the Art

Video Conferencing Center

Interactive Classrooms Multimedia Labs

Strengths and Limitations of Institutions
strengths and challenges of elearning
Strengths

Program Delivery

Does not require travel

Participants maintain professional/family relationships

Groups educated simultaneously

Academic institutions retain faculty during program instruction period

Other

Consider local culture and needs

Cost effective

Course material relevant

Potential expansion across disciplines/sectors

Strengths and Challenges of eLearning
strengths and challenges of elearning continued
Strengths and Challenges of eLearning continued
  • Challenges
  • Limited administrative knowledge of e-Learning

-Inadequate faculty development

-Lack of ongoing training and support

-Faculty expectations

  • Inadequate faculty compensation

-Faculty expectations

-Advising

-Preparation time

administrative orientation
Administrative Orientation
  • Video Conference – USA / Jordan
    • Administrators
    • Faculty
    • Certified online instructor
    • Participants
purposes of videoconference
Purposes of Videoconference
  • Introduce Administrators – Faculty

Felician College and University of Jordan

  • Discuss Challenges and Benefits of eLearning
      • Academic Quality of Online Programs
      • Accreditation Issues
      • Faculty Competency and Compensation
      • Cost and Technical Support
purposes of videoconference continued
Purposes of Videoconference(Continued)
  • Role of Participants
    • Share their new knowledge
    • How it can be implemented in Jordan
  • Provide support for participants new ideas
    • Return to Jordan
collaborative partners
Fulbright- Alumni Initiatives Award

Purpose: Develop innovative projects that will foster:

institutionally supported linkage

sustainable relationships with previous host institutions

Verizon Foundation

Purpose: Partner with nonprofit communities to expand their capacity through the use of technology

Support Innovative e-solutions in Kind Gifts. Cash Grants

Callaghan Interactive Learning Center

Global Development Learning Network Center

Purpose: Global sharing of knowledge with mandate to serve the developing world.

Provides interactive learning capabilities with participating countries across geographic areas.

The network links Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

FundedGovernment of Jordan, Government of Japan and the World Bank.

Collaborative Partners
role of partners
The Verizon Foundation

Donated

Telephone communications with Jordan pre-videoconference

Land line service (local call) to World Bank Institute; Washington, DC

Interactive electronic conference room

The World Bank Institute

Provided

Conductivity from Washington, DC to Jordan at low cost

($350/ per hr. satellite time)

Fulbright Initiative Award

Financed the assessment, development and implementation of the project

Award paid $350 -videoconference

Role of Partners
program outcomes
Program Outcomes
  • Strengthen linkages between institutions
  • Advanced the utilization of technology in nursing education
  • Faculty development
    • Increased clinical knowledge
    • New methods of patient management/ health care delivery
      • New electronic resources
program outcomes continued
Program Outcomes (continued)
  • Institutions retain faculty
  • Develop Global Partnerships
    • Governments
    • Private sector
    • Non-governmental agencies
  • Build a diverse workforce
unexpected program outcomes
Unexpected Program Outcomes
  • First International Videoconference between University of Jordan and Felician College
  • Developed collaborative partnerships for affordable videoconferencing
  • Strengthened institutional/collegial relationships across cultures
  • Administration changes (Implementation phase)
  • United Nations presentation “Affordable Communication Technologies.” (NGO / Department of Public Information)
discussion
Discussion

Unexpected Issues

  • Technology costs
    • Platform
    • Internet access
    • Equipment

Students’ Reactions

  • Students
    • Orientation- Online tutorial
    • No interruption of classes
    • No textbook costs
thank you
Thank You
  • Felician College –Administration/Faculty
  • Dr. Dolores Henchy
  • Fulbright Program
  • The Verizon Foundation http://foundation.verizon.com/04001.shtml
  • Peter Ventimiglia - VP External Affairs Verizon
  • The World Bank Institute
  • Dr. Olimat – Global Development Learning Network - Jordan
resources
Resources
  • Fulbright Program –

Council for International Exchange of Scholars

3007 Tilden Street N.W.

Washington, DC 20008-3009

http://www.iie.org/cies

  • The Global Development Learning Network

http://www.gdln.org

  • The Global Development Learning Network Center “Atheer” University of Jordan; Amman, Jordan
  • World Bank Institute/The World Bank Global Development Learning Network

Senior Partnership Specialist

Katia Macedo Kmacedo@Worldbank.Org

references
References
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2000).Distance learning is changing and challenging nursing education. Retrieved September 4, 2005 from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/issues/jan2000.htm
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2002 ). White paper: Distance technology in nursing education. Retrieved September 4, 2005 from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/whitepaper.htm
  • Fleiszer,D.M, and Posel, N.H.(2003). Development of an undergraduate medical curriculum: The McGill experience (Electronic version). Academic Medicine 78 (3) 265-269.
  • Jordan Development Network Website(2004) Millennium development goals. The

MDGs discussion forums. Retrieved September 5, 2005 from http://www.jordandevnet.org/mdg/home.htm

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2002). Distance learning programs: Interregional guidelines for electronically offered degree and certification programs. Retrieved September 4, 2005 from www.msache.org
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References
  • Ogrine,G., Splaine,M.E., Foster,T., Regan-Smith,M., Batalden,P. (2003) Exploring and embracing complexity in a distance-learning curriculum for physicians (Electronic version). Academic Medicine, 78 (3) 280-285.
  • One World.net (2005). Millennium Development Goals in Jordan. Retrieved September 5, 2005from http://www.oneworld.net/guides/jordan/development
  • United Nations Statistics Division-Statistical Data Base-Country Profiles (2005). Millennium indicators data base. Retrieved September 5, 2005 from http://unstats.un.org/unsd/mi/mi.asp
  • Whitcomb, M.E.,(2003). The information technology age is dawning for medical education (Electronic version). Academic Medicine 78 (3) 247-248
  • World Volunteer Web (2003). Jordanian community helps achieve MDGs thru ICT . Retrieved September 5, 2005 http://www.oneworld.net/external/