Strategies for innovative teaching and learning Part 1: Foundational discussion of online learning technology

Cynthia M. Thomas, Constance E. McIntosh, Diana Bantz


The evolution from traditional on campus education to the current distance education modalities using online learning and technology systems have changed how higher education is delivered to thousands of students and faculty. Technology is changing how faculty teach and how students earn higher education degrees. Many students are seeking the flexibility, and independence online distance education offers to earn college degrees often without leaving home. However, some faculty may not be experienced at developing, delivering, and evaluating online distance courses to meet the needs of student learners. This initial paper will guide faculty through a short history of distance learning, the positives and negatives of online learning vs traditional on campus learning, advantages and disadvantages of distance online learning, and the initial considerations for establishing an online course.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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