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Faculty Publishes Paper on Redesigning High-Enrollment Courses Online

Ken-Zen Chen, research and retention analyst, Christine Bauer, assistant director and instructional design consultant in the eCampus Center, along with Jeff Anderson, associate professor in the Department of Respiratory Care, and Elizabeth Hannah, associate professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, had a paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education. The journal is the most widely disseminated journal for nursing educators.

The paper, titled “Resolving Bottlenecks: Converting Three High-enrollment Nursing Courses Online,” describes a collaborative model between faculty in Health Sciences and eCampus Center instructional designers to redesign and redevelop three high-enrollment courses online at Boise State University. The offering of high-enrollment nursing courses met enrollment demand and maintained student retention. Challenges of instruction were addressed by using a careful course redesign process and continuous improvement.