Study of distance ed effectiveness with Aboriginal nursing students

June 4, 2007

Aboriginal nursing students in rural northern Manitoba are happy with the web-based course options offered by uManitoba, but require more support, and need to be better equipped for distance technologies. Offering web-based options allows students to study who normally would not be accommodated by on-campus class schedules, or who are unable to relocate closer to an institution.  Aboriginal students benefit from increased face-to-face opportunities, requiring visits by faculty to rural areas.  Instructors need to be available for one-on-one via online and phone outside of class times. Web presentations need to be interactive and visually stimulating to be effective. uManitoba News Release