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  1. 1. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And MidwiferyThinking, questioningand laughing:the recipe for onlinemasters coursesDr Tony Blackett (e-Learning Coordinator)Mr James Little (e-Learning Support Officer)
  2. 2. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Introduction • The Internet has effectively shrunk the world • Instant information access • Effortless long-range communication • National barriers eroded • University classes can be worldwide!06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  3. 3. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And MidwiferyInternational locations of online students (from 2004) 50% based in UK : 50% rest of the world 06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  4. 4. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery MMid programme aimsThe programme aims to:•Provide a flexible programme of targeted educationtailored to suit individual student needs•Build on participants’ existing experience, knowledgeand domain speciality•Develop each individual’s critical faculties, analyticalabilities and intellectual curiosity•Locate an international perspective amongstcontemporary midwifery and childbearing issues andprovide a forum for debate Your aims may well differ……..06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  5. 5. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Course structure • Modular – generic framework • Semesterized • 15 credit standard unit • Flexible timescales (3 year part time as standard)06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  6. 6. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Example course structure Unit 1 Unit 3 Unit 5 Unit 7 Unit 9 Reflective Leadership + Information Managing practitice service + change development commun- ication Research dissertation Unit 2 Unit 4 Unit 6 Unit 8 project Current Screening Research Research issues in + methods design health care genetics Year 1 Year 2 Year 306/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  7. 7. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And MidwiferyMasters level unit for online delivery – structural plan [ = generic items = course specific items ]Unit Info Purpose of unit Scope of unit Organisation of unit How to maximise your benefit from the unit Assessment strategy Aims and learning outcomes Dates of sessions Submission dateSummative assessment Mission or topic for assessed work Guidance notesSESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6 Summative AssessmentSession Info Session Info Session Info Session Info Session Info Session Info Students working on own (or in groups): Aims Scope Literature searching How to… Researching topic Writing-up assignmentAssets Assets Assets Assets Assets Assets Course notes Internet resources Online library resources Readings Additional resourcesActivities Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities Reading tasks Writing tasks Investigations etc.Discussions Discussions Discussions Discussions Discussions Discussionsweek 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5 week 6 week 7 week 8 week 9 week 10 week 11 week 12 week 13 week 14 week 15 06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  8. 8. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Course homepage on MOLE06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  9. 9. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Course notes06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  10. 10. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Web links Asset-based model allows students to follow own interests by using, with guidance, the large amount of06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield information available over the Internet
  11. 11. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Discussion groups06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  12. 12. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And MidwiferyLessons learned• Staff training necessary (in house or LeTTOL)• Students need to become familiar with course environment (Getting started)• Students need to feel part of a community (Café, Chat facility, Staff/Student Profiles)• Regular input from both staff and students is required 06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  13. 13. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Getting started06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  14. 14. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And MidwiferyOther factors to consider…• Online courses only work when the system is up• Online students cannot start without being issued a username and password (recent School periodic review commented on registration issues)06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  15. 15. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Student feedback 1‘I felt like a frog at the bottom of a well……. You have really made me learn more about midwifery in other parts of the world!’ - Shuk Ching Winny Kwan, Hong Kong06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  16. 16. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Student feedback 2‘My days off have not been spent travelling to and from a university just for a short lecture.I can focus clearly on turning the computer on at anytime and being able to study.’ - Natalie Dowell, Lincolnshire, UK06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  17. 17. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Student feedback 3‘A wonderful learning opportunity.’ – Denise Edwards, Commonwealth of Dominica06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  18. 18. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery Student feedback 4‘I am now looking at my practice with new eyes thanks to my wonderful e-friends and e-instructors.You have made me think, question and laugh!’ - Denise Cummins, California, USA 06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield
  19. 19. The School Of www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/online Nursing And Midwifery MMid graduation ceremony06/07/2012 © The University of Sheffield (January 2008)

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