Blog Post 3 Due Mon June 3
I looked for interactive whiteboard use in nursing education with a view toward learning how the technology can be used to enhance nursing education in the classroom. Although I am willing and interested in using new technology, I find that I have a bit of anxiety and stage fright when the technology does not work. I also tend to ‘click or touch’ too fast. I found some reassuring sites that demonstrated the value of Smartboard/whiteboard use for our nursing classrooms. The first was a study about the use of Interactive whiteboard in Nursing. School of nursing Faculty studied the effect of the use of an interactive whiteboard for groups of students who were doing a presentation. Just what I need for my nursing ethics class.
The areas compared were: (improved learning) improved test scores, (collaborative learning) generation of ideas, satisfaction with group learning process, and user satisfaction with SmartBoard.
There was a slight but not significant improvement in test scores in the smart board users
There was a significant increase in generation of ideas in the smart board users.
2. Emory university overview of technology in Nursing Classrooms Link: http://www.nursing.emory.edu/_includes/docs/sections/technology/Nursing%20School%20Classroom%20Tips.pdf
This is a useful overview of the technology used in teaching, the physical set-up in the classroom, and tips for use, and information about access. Just what I need, access, and also what I need to propose additions for our SON.
3. Blackboard Collaborate: 10 cool ways to use Blackboard collaborate
Although smartboard/whiteboard is used within the Blackboard platform. I found this useful to ask about use in Washburn’s D2L. This site describes a capability for instant messaging and collaboration (Bb IM; Blackboard Col-laborate) and a voice recorder. The voice recorder can provide instructions, coaching and assessments for students. Perhaps our D2L will offer these features.
4. I then found several power point presentations about technology in the nursing class room using
Slide share Link: http://www.slideshare.net/lutherr0579/smart-boards-and-esl-classrooms
5. The last site I found was a description of the video conferencing room at San Diego State University.
Link: http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/index.php/jls/article/viewArticle/384/279 . This is useful because SDSU has satellite campuses. There is also tech support for the features – similar to Washburn University. The whiteboard technology and use is briefly described.