Daryle Wane, PhD, ARNP-FNP-BC, BSN Program Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Pasco-Hernando State College, has 37 years’ experience in the professional discipline of nursing and 25 years’ experience in higher education. Dr. Wane has taught nursing classes across the curriculum in Bachelor’s, Associate Degree (Generic and Transition) and LPN programs. She has developed nursing curriculum and designed nursing programs functioning as a subject matter expert and a participant member of the Instructional Technology design team. She has authored several publications in nursing and nutrition, serves as a Peer Reviewer for several journals/organizations such as Nursing Perspectives Journal, Journal of Advanced Nursing, MEDSURG journal, Journal of Nursing Education Practice and AAOS (American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons). Dr. Wane is also a member of the Editorial Board of Annals of Public Health and Research Journal and serves as an editor for Medicine. Academic degrees and certification include: BA in Nutrition from Brooklyn College, BA in Nursing from Downstate Medical Center, a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science from University of South Florida, Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and member of Sigma Theta Tau
Online instruction has come to the forefront of higher education not only as an effective way to deliver content and assess competencies but also as a preferred method of educational interaction. However, not all online learning environments are created equally. Online instruction allows for unprecedented access to materials and content but yet many individuals on both sides of the screen (student and educator are not adequately prepared to undertake this learning journey. Therefore, it is important to understand the level of preparation that is required in order to meet established learning outcomes for both the student and the educator. Using the PEP approach (Preparation, Engagement and Performance), attention is directed to addressing critical elements that help improve both student learning outcomes as well as professional instructional outcomes. Preparation will focus on E-learning, technology and cognitive levels. Engagement will focus on: creativity, value and impact. Lastly, Performance will focus on incremental steps leading to creating foundational building blocks. The PEP approach is analyzed based on student and educator perspectives. Access to technology is but one part of the equation: Providing a creative environment that is mindful of cultural diversity and multigenerational participants is a key element in helping to not only deliver content but also to ensure that information can be retained and applied.