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Stop Lecturing!

By: Susan Gross Forneris Unfortunate as it is, active learning is fast becoming misunderstood. In many teaching circles, active learning is aligned with the buzz phrase flipped classroom…and often equates to creating games to keep students occupied. Nurse faculty uncomfortable with active learning will defend the continuation of lecture with: “the students demand lecture – they want the PowerPoints”; or,

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Future Ready Learning: Is Nursing Education Ready?

The US Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) outlines a national vision and plan for the use of technology in education, building on the work of technology and education leaders in the country. Much of the recommendations and conversation in this document align with the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of

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Sim Beyond the Sim Lab

Nursing leaders agree that active, contextual learning leads to positive student outcomes and professional success.  Simulations are ideal for helping students experience how health care works in context Students do not learn from just textbooks and lectures but from their ability to discuss and apply their own experiences and ideas. Teaching through storytelling is one of the oldest means of

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