E-learning isn’t simply learning with technology, says Susan Gallagher Lepak, a Professor of Nursing at UW-Green Bay.
It is a process of teaching and learning supported by e-technologies that provides a structure for learning directed at impacting knowledge construction by the learner. “Students generate knowledge and meaning through interacting with content,” she says… “access content, think about it, negotiate meaning, apply concepts, communicate about it, etc… It’s an active process!”
It’s obviously a topic Gallagher-Lepak is passionate about, and as a faculty member heavily involved in teaching online courses at UW-Green Bay, it is why she chose to share, “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station,” a topic of her choosing if she had only one final lecture left to give. She is the third of six UW-Green Bay faculty members taking part in the Last Lecture Series, a program which celebrates UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary.
The following is the list of Last Lecture participants and topics:
- Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies
“The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
- Oct. 28 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance
“We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
- Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Professor, Nursing
“E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
- Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies
“Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
- March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
“Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
- April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science
“The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”