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.
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- ISBN-13: 9781284062731
- ISBN-13: 9781284043518
Dee McGonigle, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF-Chair, Virtual Learning Environments and Professor, Graduate Programs, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Editor-in-Chief, Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI)
Dr. Dee McGonigle is a professor in the graduate programs and Chair of the virtual Learning environments (VLEs) at Chamberlain College of Nursing. She brings more than 35 years of experience in nursing and nursing informatics to this position. Dr McGonigle is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education. She is also a Certified Distance Education Instructor and a Certified Nurse Educator. She holds a doctoral degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in family in the community and nursing education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. McGonigle began her nursing career as an intensive care unit staff nurse in an urban teaching hospital and then found her passion in maternal child health care. She pursued teaching positions while advancing her education. After being introduced to the field of informatics while working towards her master’s degree, she co-founded the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), a professional, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal. Dr. McGonigle was the Editor in Chief for the OJNI from 1996 through 2013. She developed the Foundation of Knowledge Model and the ETHICAL Model used to handle ethical challenges brought about by the volatile information age.
Dr. McGonigle has presented internationally and nationally, co-authored two text books and written more than 100 articles. The text written for nurse educators to help them integrate technology to enhance teaching and learning, Integrating Technology into Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era, was AJN’s 2010 Technology Book of the Year. She is a member of both the Informatics and Technology Expert Panel for the American Academy of Nursing and the Serious Gaming and Virtual Environments special interest group for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
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.