PSWS nursing instructor earns online teaching certificate

Nursing instructor Michael Evans, MSN, MSEd,  RN, ACNS, CMSRN, CNE has received his certificate for online teaching through the University.

Penn State's Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. The online course series provides faculty an "online student experience" while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom.

"The Certificate for Online Teaching has given me the skills to teach effectively and confidently in the online environment," Mr. Evans said. "The required courses provided me with the tools to meet the need's of today's learner in the online environment."

Mr. Evans was also one of 23 Penn State faculty to participate in a 2012-13 pilot of the new technology application, Doceri, facilitated by the University's Information Technology Services (ITS).

He used the Doceri application in one of his courses, Nursing 390: Transition and the Professional Nursing Role. "It allowed me to be more mobile and interactive in the classroom," he said. "It allowed me to move around more in the classroom and highlight important items in my presentation."