ALINE is a pedagogical model developed to aid nursing faculty transition from passive to active learning. Based on constructionist theory, ALINE serves as a tool for organizing curriculum for online and classroom based interaction and permits positioning the student as the active player and the instructor, the facilitator to nursing competency.

Most faculty members agree the internet has irrevocably changed learning. A survey of programs accredited by The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission showed institutions responding had or planned to add distance education classes. (1). Draves (2) has estimated online learning will make up 50% of all learning opportunities and formal education offerings in the first half of the 21st century. Now that computers are integrated into the teaching environment, faculties giving token effort to instructional technology are at risk of losing promising students to other schools.