Category Archives: eLearning

E-Learning Platforms and Tools: Part 2

By: Mathew Byrne Are you ready to bring some new technology tools to your classroom or online learning environment? Let’s review some practical tips and ways to evaluate which tools may be best for you. Part 1 of this two-part series offers considerations for selecting a platform (a collection of tools and services). Part 2 discusses specific supplemental technology tools

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e-Learning Platforms and Tools: Part 1

By: Mathew Byrne The big four course management systems (CMS) continue to rule the landscape of e-learning platforms in academia. However, the e-learning space is becoming increasingly crowded as nonacademic platforms and several e-learning tools have emerged as more than just complements to the powerhouse systems. It is probably rare that nurse faculty would choose to “re-platform” outside of their

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What is the future for online teaching and learning in nursing education: An NLNTEQ interview with Diane M. Billings

Teaching and learning in an online environment has evolved as an integral component of the nurse educator’s role. This interview with Dr. Diane M, Billings, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, discusses the developmental milestones that have brought online education in nursing to its current state. Dr. Billings explores the future in the context of

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What’s in a Name? Developing a Sustainable Alliance/Consortium for Safe, Competent Practice: Part 1

By: Sabrina Beroz and Beth Hallmark Alliances and consortiums are popping up frequently to bridge the needs of growing simulation networks. They can be found in states including Arizona, California, and Florida. What do they all have in common and what are their differences?  You might hear the words alliance and consortium used interchangeably. Let’s begin with definitions. According to

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Everything you need to know about technology, students are now learning in grade school

By: Jone Tiffany Technology touches every part of our lives, our communities, and our homes. Yet much of higher education lags behind when it comes to integrating technology into learning activities. Many colleges and universities are just beginning to explore its true potential for teaching and learning. Correctly used, technology can help nursing students acquire the skills needed to survive

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In The Flow: Designing Meaningful E-learning Experiences

By: Jone Tiffany Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused; physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. The feelings are pleasant and there are always outcomes: a chapter written, a complicated dilemma

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Reimagining Bloom’s Taxonomy – With an Eye on Technology

By: Jone Tiffany According to the NMC Horizon report, 2016 Higher Education Edition, trends in the integration of educational technologies in higher education are quickly evolving (Johnson et al., 2016). Topics such as using blended learning, keeping education relevant, and balancing connected and unconnected lives are paramount. The nursing education culture is at times slow to adopt these emerging technologies.

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