Katherine Camacho Carr, CNM, PhD, FACNM, is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Nursing and a certified nurse-midwife practicing in Seattle, WA, at Highline Midwifery & Women's Health. She has been a faculty member of several midwifery education programs over the past 12 years, focusing on Web-based and distance learning.
Redesigning Courses for the World Wide Web
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2003 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 48, Issue 6, pages 407–417, November-December 2003
How to Cite
Carr, K. C. and Farley, C. L. (2003), Redesigning Courses for the World Wide Web. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 48: 407–417. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(03)00306-4
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- educational technology;
- distance education;
- computer-mediated instruction
The use of computer-based instructional technologies has become almost ubiquitous in education, including health professions education. In addition, clinical practice requires the use of digital information, networking, and continued learning. Faculty, students, and clinicians must be prepared to use computer-based technologies and telecommunications. Many faculty members in the health professions need assistance with the transfer of traditional (campus-based) courses or course material to the World Wide Web. This article presents the instructional design and pedagogical aspects of redesigning a traditional campus-based course for the World Wide Web. Specific steps and a template are identified. The development of a virtual community of learners is also discussed as a critical element of on-line teaching and learning.