Faculty members from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Professional Program in Nursing (including Brenda Tyczkowski, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Chris Vandenhouten and Janet Reilly) co-authored a chapter with e-learning consultant Eric Bauman entitled “An interface design evaluation of courses in a nursing program using an e-learning framework: a case study” in a just released book, “Interface design for virtual environments: challenges and advances”, (pp. 285-304)  compiled and edited by Dr. Badrul Kahn, a worldwide authority on E-Learning.  The book has been published by IGI Global and is available on the publisher’s website. (http://www.igi-global.com/)

 Interface design refers to the overall look and feel of an e-learning program by the end user (Hall, as cited in Khan, 2005). Dr. Kahn participated as a keynote presenter at the statewide conference on E-Learning in Nursing Education that was hosted by UW-Green Bay in April of this year.  The chapter evaluates courses in the BSN@HOME Program, an early fully online RN (Registered Nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program which started in 1995 to serve associate degree and diploma prepared nurses throughout the state of Wisconsin desiring a baccalaureate degree in nursing.  This statewide program continues to be delivered collaboratively by UW-Green Bay along with UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire.