Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2020: SUNY Poly – Doreen DeCorah
Doreen DeCorah, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Dr. DeCorah obtained her PhD at Capella University with a specialization in Nursing Education. Dr. DeCorah’s dissertation focused on self-efficacy of nursing educators and use of a flipped classroom learning environment. Dr. DeCorah teaches online courses for students finishing their Bachelor Degree in Nursing and students seeking a master’s degree in Nursing Education, Transformational Leadership, and Family Nurse Practitioner.
Online learning offers the flexibility for health care professionals to pursue career opportunities while balancing family/work/college and life. I believe nurturing a supportive online community and developing an active online learning environment is important for all students to contribute equally to conversations and discussions. Student feedback is important to me to ensure online courses are engaging and meeting learning outcomes. Online courses need to be consistently updated to meet evidence-based pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning.