Kathleen Mastrian, PhD, RN-Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Nursing, Pennsylvania State University, Shenango
Dr Kathleen Mastrian is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Coordinator for the Shenango Campus of Penn State. She has a PhD in Sociology with an emphasis on Medical Sociology, A Master’s degree in Nursing from Pitt and a BS in Nursing from Penn State. She has been involved in the education of non-traditional aged students for 30 years in the RN to BS nursing program. She is one of the founding proposers to place the RN to BS program online for the Penn State’s World Campus, has developed three of the courses for that curriculum, and teaches at least one section per semester for the World Campus RN to BS program. She has extensive experience teaching informatics, research and sociology for the Shenango campus and has taught online for the World Campus for over 5 years.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284043518
- ISBN-13: 9781449631697
- ISBN-13: 9781449687380
Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, FACCE, FAAN-Editor-in-Chief, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), Chamberlain College of Nursing, Editor-in-Chief, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI)
Dr. Dee McGonigle received her BS in nursing from Penn State University, a Master's in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in Foundations of Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the President of Educational Advancement Associates, Editor-in-Chief of the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, and a Professor of Nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is actively involved in integrating active and collaborative learning strategies into traditional as well as on-line courses. Dr. McGonigle is interested in the educational impact of the human-technology interface. She is committed to the insightful analysis of ethical dilemmas brought about by this volatile information age. Dr. McGonigle’s current areas of interest include improving online learning strategies, the ethical implementation of the care management process and healthcare informatics as well as the effect of the human-technology interface on job performance and information management.
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- ISBN-13: 9781449699246
- ISBN-13: 9781449631741
- ISBN-13: 9781449679279
Wendy L. Mahan, PhD-Instructional Designer, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University
Dr. Mahan is an instructional designer with the College of Health and Human Development and the School of Nursing at the Pennsylvania State University. She has over six years’ experience in the design, development, implementation and assessment of online and blended learning courses for traditional, graduate and adult students. Her specific areas of interest include:
· Creating strategies for instructor-to-student and student-to-student interactions in online, large-enrollment courses.
· Integrating Web 2.0 technologies to increase online students’ engagement and encourage creativity.
· Training faculty in the use of educational technologies and assisting them in managing their workload as online instructors.
Dr. Mahan received her master’s degree in Counselor Education and PhD in Instructional Systems from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to entering the instructional design field, she was a certified rehabilitation counselor.
Brett Bixler, PhD-Education Technology Services (ETS), Teaching and Learning with Technology, Information Technology Services, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Bixler has over 25 years of experience in the instructional design field. He is the Lead Instructional Designer with Education Technology Services, part of Information Technology Services (ITS) at Penn State. In his current position Brett is working with the latest educational technologies and learning theories to produce learner-centered active and collaborative learning environments. Brett works with peers from across Penn State and other universities to discuss common issues and provide advice and guidance on a wide range of issues. He is responsible for a variety of other tasks, including:
- instructional design;
- project coordination and management;
- faculty and staff development;
- curriculum development;
- educational technology training and assistance;
- formative and summative evaluation of projects; and
- Internet expertise
Brett is actively investigating the use of games, simulations, and virtual worlds for educational purposes. He is in charge of the Educational Gaming Commons (see http://gaming.psu.edu) to support collaboration and initiatives in these areas throughout Penn State.