Diane M. Billings

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This article describes the framework and process to determine best practices in online learning communities for Web-based nursing courses. The benchmarks for best practices were determined based on evidence-based research in higher education. These quality indicators were then used to develop and pilot test a benchmarking survey across three state schools(More)
This article presents a framework to assess the dynamic interaction of technology used to offer Web-based courses, the teaching-learning practices in these courses, and the outcomes enabled by the technology. Concepts of the model include outcomes, educational practices, faculty support, learner support, and use of technology. Variables are identified for(More)
The demand for online courses is greatly increasing across all levels of the curriculum in higher education. With this change in teaching and learning strategies comes the need for quality control to determine best practices in online learning communities. This study examines the differences in student perceptions of the use of technology, educational(More)
About 13% of women experience depression in the first year after childbirth. Postpartum depression has deleterious effects on the woman's relationships, her functional status, and her ability to care for her infant. Primary care providers have the most contact with postpartum women, but may be unable or unwilling to screen, treat, and/or refer the women.(More)
Nurses are seeking continuing professional development that is easily accessible, convenient, and available at any time and any place. As nurses have increasing access to Internets and Intranets at home and their workplace, courses for continuing nursing education must be available to meet this need. This article discusses the planning, implementation, and(More)
What research evidence justifies this shift from teaching to learning in the mobile, wireless world? We do not need evidence to answer questions such as, "Will the mobile, wireless device technology support teaching and learning?" (we already know it will), or "Will distance learning with mobile, wireless devices be as effective as that in the classroom?"(More)