Date: February 7, 2013
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm (ET)
This webinar will examine class sizes in nursing online education courses. There is no "one size fits all" solution for determining the "right" size for online courses, that is, optimizing student learning and managing faculty workload appropriately. In this session we will examine three evidence-based factors that enable faculty and educational administrators to make informed decisions about sizing enrollments in online courses.
Susan H. Taft, PhD, MSN, RN
Susan Taft has been a nurse educator for over 30 years and an online educator for more than 10 years. She is currently Director of four graduate management programs in the Kent State University College of Nursing: MSN in Nursing and Healthcare Management, MSN-MBA, MSN-MPA, and MSN-MPH dual degree programs. Susan has developed 90 masters-prepared nurses for part-time online teaching through a PIN (Partners Investing in Nursing) grant initiative, Developing Non-Traditional Nurse Educators for Online Teaching, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson, Northwest Health, Cleveland, and Mt. Sinai Healthcare Foundations. Graduates of this program are available for part-time work with any school of nursing in the U.S. During the course of this project, she developed the framework we will examine for determining online class sizes that serve students' educational needs while managing workload for nursing faculty.
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