Online informatics education: Challenges and lessons learned

Deborah Rastinehad
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2006, 122: 1008
Current advances in knowledge and technology have resulted in profound implications on the methodology of teaching. Faculty involved with Informatics Nursing curriculum face particular challenges because the foundational concepts of Informatics must often be integrated with the software commonly used in information management systems.This demonstration includes an overview of the informatics curriculum and explores the issues related to providing a nursing informatics curriculum at a distance. An in-depth review of an actual course that combines the foundational concepts of informatics with software technology used in informatics management systems will be provided. The end-of-course assessments and lessons learned from integration of software technology within the curriculum will be discussed.

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