Diane S. Keasler, BA, MS
Instructor - Maternal/Child Health Department
Nurse Educator Track
MS - Instructional Design, University of South Alabama, 2000
BA - Art History, University of South Alabama, 1981
Research and Areas of Interest:
Transitioning Traditional Classroom Teaching to Online Teaching
Information Technology in Higher Education
Computers Systems Management
Efficacy of Online Courses and Online Learning;
Learning Styles of Online Students
Evaluation of Online Learning
Viability of Palm Pilots in Clinical Rotations
Podcasting: It's future in Nursing Education
Instructional Design in Nursing, USA College of Nursing
Educational Technology for Nurse Educators
Education Role I
Education Role II
Education Role III
Learning Resources Committee
Accreditation Advisory Committee
CCNE Advisory Committee
Learning Lab/Computer Resources
Faculty Senate - Spring 2008 to present
Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Spring 2010 to present
Faculty Senate Technology Committee - Chair, Spring 2010 to present
Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Homecoming Committee
University Assessment Advisory Committee
University Committee for Student Assessment of Teaching
University Ad Hoc Committee for Marketing Online Learning
University Schedule Advisory Committee
University Academic Computing Council
PETAL Advisory Board
University Committee for Electronic Learning
In-Service Courses Taught:
"Using Groupwise to Access Your Email Via the Internet";
"Using Multimedia Equipment";
"Using a Zip Drive";
"How to Operate a Digital Camera";
"Stress: What's the Bottom Line?";
"Using Multimedia and Information Technology to Support Teaching";
"Online Course Seminar";
"Using the Internet and Technology to Enhance Classroom Teaching";
"Orientation for the RN to BSN Online Grant Students";
"Use of Specialized Multimedia Equipment in the Classroom";
"Creating Sound Files and Recordings for Use in Online Courses";
"Learning to Utilize Your Zip Drive";
"Organizing Your Course for Online";
"Using Power Point to Enhance Traditional Classroom Teaching";
"Team Building: The Key to Power Performance"
"How to Build Your Online Course"
"Incorporating Interactive Learning"
"Administrative Processes for NDMS Administrative Officers"
"Security Packet Form Completion Workshop for NDMS"
Sigma Theta Tau International, Fall 2008. First place poster award: “An Alternative Method for Gathering Research Data: Online Surveys Via the Online Course Platform.” Birmingham, Alabama.
College of Nursing 2006 Staff Award
Sigma Theta Tau International, (October 2008). Poster presentation: ““An Alternative Method for Gathering Research Data: Online Surveys Via the Online Course Platform.” Birmingham, Alabama.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's EdMedia World Conference, (June 2002). Poster presentation topic: "Development and Implementation of an Online Nursing Program," Denver, Colorado.
Alabama Board of Nursing, FACES Conference, (Spring 2001), Poster presentation topic: "Design and Implementation of Online Nursing Program," Montgomery, AL.
United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System ESF8 Summit: Poster presentation: “NDMS Response: AL-3 DMAT Call to Service: Webster, TX - Hurricane Ike;” June 2-7, 2010, Las Vegas, NV.
NDMS Regional Field Training Exercise: Poster Presentation: “NDMS Response: AL-3 DMAT Call to Service: Webster, TX - Hurricane Ike;” Department of Homeland Security Noble Training Facility, April 6, 2010, Anniston, AL.
Professional Nurse Educator’s Group Conference, poster presentation: A Descriptive Study of the State of the Science: How nursing educators address essential outcomes, Baltimore, MD, October 23, 2010.
United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Disaster Medical System ESF8 Summit, June 2-7, 2010. Poster presentation: “NDMS Response: AL-3 DMAT Call to Service: Webster, TX – Hurricane Ike;” Las Vegas, NV.
Additional Teaching Experience:
EDM 310 Microcomputing Systems in Education, USA College of Education, Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004
NU 528-85 Instructional Design in Nursing (Online), Fall 2000, Fall 2001, Fall 2002
USA Children's & Women's Hospital, Spring 2002
Southwest Alabama Emergency Management Services, May 2003
University of South Alabama College of Nursing
AL-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (FEMA/DHS/NDMS)
Member, AL-3DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team), Communications Division, Information Technology/Web
Board Member, Satsuma Public Library
Alpha Kappa Pi Nominee, Fall 2004
Alabama-3 Disaster Medical Assistance Team
HRSA, Division of Nursing, "RN to BSN Online Program", Principle Investigator: Dr. Sherry Daniels. Role: Technical Advisor, Project dates: 2000 - 2004. Award amount: $1,000,000.
NEC SmarterKids Foundation Grant, providing multimedia projectors and other technical equipment at reduced cost to academic organizations. Project Date: 2000-2002, and 2003-2004. Award amount: $47,400.
NEC SmartMedia Foundation Grant, providing advanced technology for classrooms. Project date: 2003-2004. Award amount: $12,000.
NEC SmarterKids Foundation Grant, providing high lumen projectors and other audiovisual components at reduced cost. Project date: 2004-2005. Award amount: $12,500.
Hayden, Susan, McMullan, Taralyn, Keasler, Diane, November 2009. A descriptive study on the state of the science: How nursing education address essential outcomes.” University of South Alabama Dean’s Grant funding approved.
“Clinical Nurse Educator: Quality, Diversity, Technology”, Project Directors, Dr. Catherine Dearman, Taralyn McMullan, funded $274,414.00/yr. Effective dates 07/01/09-06/30/2012. Instructor/Instructional Designer/Coordinator of Evaluation: Diane Keasler 25.00% funded. Provide instruction and guidance for design and development of online courses for track.
“Nenonatal Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Program”, Project Directors, Dr. Cheryl Robinson, Dr. Sara Majors, funded $278,794.00/yr. Effective dates 07/01/09-06/30/2010. Instructor/Instructional Designer/Coordinator of Evaluation: Diane Keasler 10.00% funded. Provide instruction and guidance for design and development of online courses for track.
“Public Health Nursing Administrator in Underserved South”, Project Director, Dr. Karen Hamilton, funded $435.552.00/yr. Effective dates 07/01/08-06/30/2011. Instructor/Instructional Designer/Coordinator of Evaluation: Diane Keasler 10.00% funded. Provide instruction and guidance for design and development of online courses for track.
“Post Masters DNP/Nurse Educator program for Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners”, Project Directors Dr. Catherine Dearman, Dr. Linda Roussel, funded $379,790.00/yr. Effective dates 07/07/07-06/30/10. Instructor/Instructional Designer/Coordinator of Evaluation:Diane Keasler 20.00% funded. Provide instruction and guidance for design and development of online courses for track.
Designing and Creating Web Pages
Consultation on Understanding and Accessing Internet Sites
Web Page Construction
Design Features for Online Courses
Y2K Task Force
Individual Training Sessions on Use of Multimedia and Presentation Software Packages
Fair Assessment Practices for Online Courses
Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning