Building capacity for nursing and midwifery education through an asynchronous online course

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  • Background: Global organizations urge toward transformative, lifelong learning for nurses and midwives. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, strengthening the quality of nursing and midwifery education is top priority. A regional partnership of World Health Organization Collaborating Centers aimed to develop a user-friendly, culturally relevant, and adaptable educational quality improvement intervention. Method: Following the five-step ADDIE process, experts analyzed objectives and needs, designed activities and assessments, and determined optimum delivery of course content. A self-directed, asynchronous online course was developed, in line with regional needs and mandates. Three sequential online educational modules for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking nurse and midwife educators focused on (a) principles of teaching and learning, (b) instructional strategies, and (c) methods to evaluate students and courses. Content and design were externally reviewed and culturally adapted. Conclusion: Upon completion of pilot testing and evaluation, final course versions in both languages are expected to become freely accessible.
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  • Markaki A; Wingo N; Watts P; Steadman L; Coles K; Rae T; Theus L; Ortega J
  • Start Page

  • 38
  • End Page

  • 41
  • Volume

  • 59
  • Issue

  • 1