Title : Developing online BSN curriculum for both sides of the screen: Student and educator using the PEP approach
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.
Audience Take Away
• Identify components of PEP approach to improve student and educator outcomes.
• Describe the importance of how looking at both sides of the screen (student and educator) perspectives will help to improve outcomes.
• Promoting both student and educator engagement in the online learning environment.
• Recognizing critical elements needed to interact with participants who are culturally diverse and multigenerational.
• By recognizing the factors contained within the PEP approach, the audience will be able to incorporate principles into their own online teaching interactions.
• Increased knowledge and awareness of relevant factors will help improve professional outcomes.
• The PEP approach can be used to expand both research and teaching methodology.
• By providing an organized approach, this can certainly help to improve efficiency of design.
• This information will contribute to accuracy of design as well as providing additional information in which to base instructional designs.
• Students benefit from the instructional, cultural, and generational adjustments for learning.