Challenges of Engaging Non-Traditional Students in an On-line Graduate Nursing Program

ID: 32204 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Darlene Baker and Angela Schmidt, Arkansas State University, United States

Tuesday, March 8 5:15-5:35 PM Location: Tulip Grove E

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Abstract: Online learning continues to evolve at a rapid pace in higher education. Graduate nursing programs have been offered online at Arkansas State University since 2000. Faculty face many challenges engaging non-traditional students in online courses. In the literature review, three themes emerged which engaged the student in online learning. These themes included: (1) course design, (2) active learning, and (3) faculty presence. This paper provides an overview of the three themes, challenges, evaluation, and redesign of web-based courses by the faculty to ensure success of the non-traditional student.


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