The focus of this internet course is to train the student in the basic processes of education. Emphasis is placed on classroom as well as clinical instruction. Topics include learning styles, developing objectives, teaching methods, questioning and problem solving strategies, characteristics and roles of the clinical instructor, and use of appropriate evaluation instruments.
Participants in this course will have the opportunity to:
1. Identify the purposes, goals, and benefits of client and staff/student education.
2. Identify the terms education process, teaching and learning
3. Identify major ethical principles related to education in health care
4. Define the principal constructs of each learning theory
5. Explain the health educator’s role in the learning process
6. Describe what is meant by learning styles
7. Identify incentives and obstacles that affect motivation to learn
8. Identify the magnitude of the literacy problem in the United States
9. Identify the differences between learning goals and objectives
10. Explain how to evaluate instructional methods
11. Differentiate between instructional materials and instructional methods
12. Describe the effects that technology has had on education for health professionals
Discussion content and questions will be posted on certain weeks throughout the semester. You can see the weeks that will include a discussion assignment on the course schedule within the syllabus. During the weeks that include discussions, an initial post must be submitted by Wednesday at 11:59pm. Two substantial responses must be made within the discussion board by Sunday at 11:59pm. For example, your first weeks assignment includes a discussion covering Chapter 1. The week begins on Monday June 3rd. Your initial discussion post must be made by Wednesday June 5th and your responses must be posted by Sunday June 9th.
There will be a total of four quizzes, which will cover several chapters within the text. Students are expected to analyze and apply their education knowledge during these quizzes. Quizzes are located under assessments. You may use learning resources to help you with the quizzes, however the quizzes are timed and may only be taken once. 90 minutes for each 20 question quiz.
The Teaching Practicum is an actual educational presentation that you are making to a group of people. This presentation is to be made by YOU and delivered to your audience by YOU! You also need to create an evaluation form for your audience members to fill out. The evaluation information should be turned in along with your actual presentation material and summary page. Students must work individually. Students will select a specific topic for patient or continuing education; illustrate the need for the program; write objectives, design a relevant learning activity, conduct the learning activity, and use an appropriate evaluation process to demonstrate effectiveness. Each individual will prepare a learning activity using either a Power Point presentation, video, voice over, or module format. Any creative format will be accepted. 30% of your grade will depend on your presentation as it will bring together all the concepts we will be discussing throughout the semester. It is recommended that topics be selected early in the semester in order to write each section of the presentation as we are discussing it. Your education topics are your choice. They need to pertain to healthcare in some format but I do not require that you submit a topic choice to me prior to beginning your work on the presentation. I do not have to have a final approval of the topic. Students will submit the completed educational model as well as a summary page. The summary page must include date the presentation was given, the audience, and feedback generated by the participants. Some suggestions for appropriate audiences include RT students, professional colleagues or patients/patient families. The practicum may be an in-service, procedure demonstration, new product instruction etc. Any presentation must include the elements outlined above. Power point should be around 12-15 slides. You must cite your references at the end of your project. The project must have at least 5 references. References must be current (within the last 10 years). Use scholarly sources; apply APA style to the manuscript.
***Teaching Practicum due by July 21, 2013!!!***
A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses. Failure to attain a minimum grade of C will prevent the student from progressing in the program.
Teaching Practicum 40%
Professors have become increasingly aware of, and therefore more adamant about, plagiarism on college campuses. Remember that copying any part of someone else’s work without properly citing it constitutes plagiarism. Further, copying other’s ideas and portraying them as your own, even if not word for word, constitutes plagiarism. The professor will investigate any suspected cases of academic dishonesty. If further action is necessary, the professor will turn the incident into the proper MWSU authorities for disciplinary action. In addition to the issue of plagiarism, academic dishonesty in an online environment may include: having someone else complete any assignment or any portion of an assignment and/or discussing via any medium, even email, any exam question.
All assigned projects must be original work for each course assignment. The faculty will not accept a submission that has been or is being submitted for another course. No Exceptions!
You are expected to do your own work just as you would be in a “traditional” classroom setting.
Student Honor Creed
As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.
All components of RESP 3553-X1 are designed to represent the efforts of each student INDIVIDUALLY and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.
GRADING RUBRIC FOR PRESENTATION
Standards 5 - 4
Exemplary 3 - 2
Unacceptable Score Weight Total Score
Organization Has a well organized and detailed project that catches audience’s interest; maintains focus throughout; summarizes main points Project that is mostly organized; provides adequate “road map” for the listener Has irrelevant and/or unorganized statements; gives listener no focus or outline of the presentation
Content Demonstrates substance and depth; is comprehensive; shows mastery of material Covers topic; uses appropriate sources; is objective Does not give adequate coverage of topic; lacks sources
Grammar/Mechanics Sentence form and word choices are appropriate. Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are appropriate Some mistakes in sentence form and word choices. Makes a few grammar, spelling, and mechanical errors. Sentence form and word choices are unacceptable; Punctuation grammar, spelling, and mechanics are unacceptable
Assignment Specific Criteria Responds to all aspects of the assignment; Documents research appropriately; considers appropriate audience Responds to some aspects of the assignment; has a some mistakes in research documentation Does not give adequate coverage of assignment; does not document research appropriately; does not consider appropriate audience
Quality of summary Delivers a summary that is well documented, clear and understandable, and pertinent to the project Summarizes presentation’s main points; provides an adequate summary of project Has missing or poor summary; is not tied to analysis
Response to Questions/Feedback Demonstrates full knowledge of topic; explains and elaborates on all questions Shows ease in answering questions but does not elaborate Demonstrates little grasp of information; has undeveloped or unclear answers to questions
1. Syllabus---contains the syllabus.
2. Announcements---All announcements will be posted under the NEWS section on the course homepage.
3. Weekly Course Content Modules---I have broken down your weekly reading assignments, discussion boards, as well as any quizzes that pertain to that specific week and placed them in individual weekly modules. You will also find PowerPoints that pertain to the assigned chapters for that week.
4. Learning Tools---Here you will find information that may be helpful to you during this course. This may include APA and Writing Information as well as information to aid you in researching online databases.
5. Email---Use email in the course site when you need to communicate with me or if you wish to communicate with other learners in the course. You can add attachments to the email. You also can email me at my university address. My university address is firstname.lastname@example.org
D2L is designed so that students are locked out of the system after the deadline has passed. Please make note of all deadlines and adhere to them. Anything not completed and handed in on time will be subjected to a 15% per day penalty (weekends and holidays included). All assignments must be completed by midnight of the due date.
Class participation is an integral part of this online course. There are activities that require each student to post opinions from the readings, case studies, research, or in response to the discussion by others. However, in order to earn the maximum amount of participation points you are expected to participate actively in and contribute to the learning experience in this course. You should provide feedback, comments, and thoughts under dialogue and discussion.
Participation means providing substantive comments, questions and contributions that advance the learning process for you and/or other learners in the course. Participation may include responding to questions and issues posed by other learners. Non-substantive comments, irrelevant comments and comments of the nature of “I agree” or “I disagree” (unless the latter two are elaborated upon to make them substantive) do not count towards meeting the participation requirement. There is not a required length for postings as I am looking for quality and substance.
American Disabilities Act (ADA)
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities.
MSU provide academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or 397-4515.
Please see the instructor outside of class to make any arrangements involving special accommodations. It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required