NUR-621: INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR NURSE EDUCATORS

Syllabus


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide learners with the information and learning experiences they need to use Web and non-Web based instructional technologies and learning management applications in educational practice. The learner’s knowledge of instructional design, learning theory, curriculum design, and evaluation strategies are integrated components of the course.

ADVISORY

Completion of:

Students are responsible for having acquired this knowledge prior to registering for NUR-621-NG.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:

 

COURSE MATERIALS

You will need the following materials to do the work of the course. The required textbook is available from the College's textbook supplier, MBS Direct. 

 

Required Materials  

Additional Resources

COURSE STRUCTURE

Instructional Technology for the Nurse Educator (NUR-621) is a three-credit online course, consisting of 12 modules. Modules include an overview, topics, learning objectives, study materials, and activities. Module titles are listed below.

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 1, 2, 3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 1, 2, 3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 2, 3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 2, 3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 4, 5

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 2, 3

 

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 2, 3, 4

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 4

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 2, 5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 5

Course objectives covered in this module include CO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For your formal work in the course, you are required to participate in online discussion forums, Web Assignment Forums, and complete written assignments. See below for more details.

 

Consult the course Calendar for assignment due dates.

Online Discussion Forums

You are required to participate in 12 graded discussion forums. Discussion forums are on a variety of topics associated with the course modules. There is also an ungraded but required introduction forum in module 1.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website is the online discussion forum rubric used to aid in the grading of all online discussion assignments.

Web Assignment Forums

You are required to participate in two graded web assignment forums.

  1. The first web assignment forum is called Listserv Subscription that is worth 2.5% of your final grade.
  2. The second web assignment forum is called Listserv Evaluation that is worth 2.5% of your final grade.

Written Assignments

You are required to complete six written assignments    

 

  1. The first written assignment is a paper called e-Learning Software Evaluation that is worth 15% of your final grade.
  2. The second written assignment is a paper called e-Learning Software Integration Plan that is worth 15% of your final grade.
  3. The third written assignment is a paper called Web-Tool Integration Plan that is worth 15% of your final grade.
  4. The fourth written assignment is a paper called Comparison Paper that is worth 15% of your final grade.
  5. The fifth written assignment is a paper called Software Development Exercise that is worth 10% of your final grade.
  6. The sixth written assignment is a Course Evaluation that is required but not graded.

Located within the Evaluation Rubrics section of the course website are the written assignment rubrics used to aid in the grading of each written assignment, except for the sixth.

See course Calendar for due dates.

GRADING AND EVALUATION

Your grade in the course will be determined as follows.

 

All assignments will receive a numerical grade of 0–100. You will receive a score of 0 for any work not submitted. Your final grade in the course will be a letter grade. Letter grade equivalents for numerical grades are as follows:

 

A

=

93100

A–

=

9092

B+

=

8889

B

=

8387

B–

=

8082

C+

=

7879

C

=

7377

C–

=

7072

D

=

6069

F

=

Below 60

 

Course Grade Requirements by Program of Study

For courses taken in  Accelerated 2nd Degree Program  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated 2nd Degree BSN program must earn a grade of B- (80) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in BSN programs (RN-BSN)

Students enrolled in the BSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in MSN programs

Students enrolled in the MSN degree program must earn a grade of C (73) or better in the nursing courses for the credit to be accepted toward the degree.

For courses taken in Graduate Nursing Certificate Programs

Students enrolled in the graduate nursing certificate programs must earn a grade of B (83) or better for the course to be applied to program requirements.

NOTE

 All website addresses (URLs) in this course were accurate and reflected the stated content at the onset of the course. However URLs change and great resources may disappear. If you encounter a problem accessing a web site, post a message in the HELP discussion area of this course.

LATENESS POLICY

Written assignments should be submitted no later than the due date unless prior arrangements are made with the mentor and a new due date is established. If a student submits an assignment after the due date without having made arrangements with the mentor, a minimum of five points, (based on an assignment grading scale of 100 points), or 5% of the total points, will be deducted for each week, or part thereof, that the assignment is late. Discussion Board assignments must be done in the week they are due, or points will be forfeited. 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

First Steps to Success

To succeed in this course, take the following first steps.

Study Tips

Consider the following study tip for success.

 

To stay on track throughout the course, begin each week by consulting the course Calendar. The calendar provides an overview of the course and indicates due dates for submitting assignments, posting discussions, and scheduling and taking examinations.

 

 

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