National League for Nursing - Faculty Development
These online courses use a book metaphor to organize the content. Initially the following three book titles will be developed:
- “The Living Book of Teaching and Learning”, which will contain basic content for nurse educators
- “The Living Book of Trends and Issues in Nursing Education”, which will have content that is current and timely.
- “The Living Book of Web-based Teaching and Learning”, which will address topics related to issues and best practices in online teaching.
The screens for Living Books will resemble book pages, and we will use book organizers like chapters and units. Unlike books, however, the content in these “book pages” will be very interactive. Every chapter will have links to websites and interactive exercises such as case studies, assignments that require the user to type in an answer or response, response pages that provide the correct answers or exemplars, and other techniques that involve the learner. In the future, a discussion area will be available. The goal is to have each Living Book “chapter” take approximately 60 minutes to complete, entitling the learner to one contact hour of continuing education credit. Living Books will grow as new chapters are added and sections or units emerge. Chapters can be revised whenever necessary and older chapters can be moved into an “historical” section or unit.
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