E-Learning and Web 2.0 Case Study: The Role of Gender in Contemporary Models of Health Care Leadership

Ann M. York (Des Moines University, USA) and F. R. Nordengren (Des Moines University, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 313
EISBN13: 9781466626416|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1930-2.ch016
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Abstract

The authors, two faculty members with experience in online and blended learning at a Midwestern United States (US) medical school graduate leadership program, recognized the need for a critical thinking, literature-based course to explore the role of gender in health care leadership models. Acknowledging that such seminars are often mixed with cultural, social, and organizational bias, the faculty members set out to create and implement a hybrid course that blended formal, non-formal, and informal learning in a collaborative group seminar using Web 2.0 tools along with traditional teaching methodology. The Community of Inquiry model formed the pedagogical foundation of the course. This chapter will describe the planning, decisions, implementation, and outcomes of the course, including technical and logistical issues. Included are discussions of the role of gender in both health care leadership and online learning to demonstrate the strengths, opportunities, and limitations of the course.
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