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Making the Move to Blended Learning: Reflections on a Faculty Development Program
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship (2011)
  • Carole R. Myers, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Sandra J Mixer, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Tami H. Wyatt, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Trena M. Paulus, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Debra S. Lee, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Abstract

Lessons learned from a faculty development program that preceded the move of a traditional PhD program in nursing to a blended learning model using online and face-to-face strategies are discussed. The majority of lessons and strategies presented are universal to any faculty development program. The lessons are organized into seven topics: Situational Leadership, Adult Learners, Just in Time Teaching, Thinking About Learning and Teaching, Lifelong Learning, Transparency and Collaboration, and Community. Our far-reaching lessons are related to the contextual nature of leadership, how to effectively design and time learning experiences for adults, the importance of open and supportive communities working for a common purpose, and how each person’s perspective shapes his or her learning experience and how the lessons learned are applied.

Keywords
  • faculty development,
  • blended learning,
  • adult learners
Disciplines
Publication Date
July, 2011
Citation Information
Carole R. Myers, Sandra J Mixer, Tami H. Wyatt, Trena M. Paulus, et al.. "Making the Move to Blended Learning: Reflections on a Faculty Development Program" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tami_wyatt/4/