Our college (College of the Rockies, Canada www.cotr.bc.ca) offers an Access to Practical Nursing program in a blended format -- the first eight months consist of 6 online courses with Moodle, and the last four months are on-site laboratory courses. The majority of students in this program are new immigrants to Canada, and have both limited English language skills and technology skills. We had originally intended to offer these courses in WebCT, but were concerned about the steep learning curve.
One week before the term began last September, we moved all 6 courses from WebCT to Moodle, and are extremely happy we did. The journal tool fits perfectly with the design of the course, and the students (and instructor) have really enjoyed working in Moodle. To be honest, I believe if the students had started the program WebCT, we would have seen a big attrition rate in the program.
I'm responding to your post. I'm not in the nursing field, but I'm a Moodle developer interested in connecting with online developers in Africa. I am an e-learning developer in the Vocational Education and Training sector, based in Melbourne, Australia, originally from Cape Town, South Africa. I'd like to make a couple of recommendations that could enhance your program: Big Blue Button, the Moodle webinar plugin - also open source and free - I have recently insalled it and found it to be a powerful conferencing plugin, with the capability of recording webinars and making them available for later viewing. I also recommend Adobe Captivate 5.5 (if you aren't already using it). It embeds into Moodle with SCORM capability.
Thanks David ,
I am sorry that I did not come back to you soon and I appreciate your advice . I am still testing Big Bleubutton but we had some issues on the compatibility of our Server's operating system and BB. I am learning Adobe captivate and I find it very interesting .
I think you are doing an interesting job out there , can you please share your website , blog , etc to learn more and connect .
Thanks a lot ,
Looking forward to sharing!
Hello - I'm new to using Moodle, having just registered my own domain and installing Moodle. I work at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (http://www.utmem.edu) College of Nursing (http://www.utmem.edu/nursing/) in Memphis, Tennessee (http://www.memphistravel.com/). Yes, the home of the "king" (that would be Elvis http://www.elvis.com).
[My apologies - wanted to give people the option to look at these places, tried to use the link feature in the Moodle window and it didn't work for me, so just inserted the code in the message. I can't even get the smileys to work!]
Trying to work through my university to get something like Moodle installed and running takes entirely too much time, hence setting up my own domain. Now I'll be looking to this wonderful support network to help launch my learning on Moodle. I look forward to dialoguing with other nursing and health science-related faculty in exploring best practices for using Moodle.
We too are implementing Moodle and would love to collaborate with your department in this endeavor.
At Northland Polytechnic we are in the process of putting our Bachelor of Nursing programme online. Look forward to chatting with people doing similar things.
We have several Nursing programmes online here at Wintec so I will get someone to contact you.
has a current CEU for nurses in Asian Bodywork therapy that was approved in NY and is a licensed school in WI.
It used to be called Amma Nursing program in NY years ago.
Mike Dumais, RN, BSN, M.Ed
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
I am a nurse educator in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. I have saw a demo a couple of years ago and became interested but did not progress it, now with a growing interest in competency based assessment in Aust. I am going to start with a couple of things and go from there. Recently went to a conference in Sydney and it didn't look too hard so I am off and running. I will let you know how I am going.
I'm not in the medical education sector so my knowledge is limited. My reading on general learning and teaching approaches frequently cites medical education programmes at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. They seem to have some exemplary learning programmes. They have an installation of Moodle on their server: http://hccmoodle.humanities.mcmaster.ca/ but it doesn't seem to be used for their medical departments. I think they use Desire2Learn for that now: http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/05/03/mcmaster-u-to-move-to-desire2learn-after-blackboard-outages.aspx
I hope this helps!
Hi, Ian please take a look at the Pukunui website in Australia they list about ten schools of nursing as their clients.