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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304083
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing Technology to Engage Undergraduate Students in Research
Author(s):
Merrill, Katreena; Macintosh, Janelle L. B.; Macintosh, Christopher I.; Mandleco, Barbara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Phi
Author Details:
Katreena Merrill, PhD, RN, Katreena.Merrill@byu.edu; Janelle L. B. Macintosh, PhD, RN; Christopher I. Macintosh, RN; Barbara Mandleco, RN, PhD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purposes/Aims: To describe the use of technology in engaging undergraduate nursing students enrolled in an Evidence Based Practice (EBP)/scholarly inquiry course.

Rationale/Background: The new generation of nursing students prefers using technology over other methods to learn information.  The use of SMART phones, e-readers, blogs, Twitter and many other virtual learning opportunities have become the norm for those of the ‘net’ generation.  To engage these students, nurse educators need to embrace 21st century technology that advances and promotes evidence-based life-long learning.

Description: Several technologic innovations were used to augment the teaching of EBP/scholarly inquiry.  For example, students were encouraged to use their cell phones in class in an on-line audience response program that allowed them to use cell phones to answer questions anonymously and view their responses in real time.  Other forms of technology included video clips to demonstrate ethical principles, research dissemination, writing tips and other material, and during a library experience, students used iPads to access and critique internet based resources for their level of EBP.  On-line games were also used to test knowledge and application of research principles, and written papers were graded electronically using a program that checks for originality and grammar issues.  Finally, at the end of the semester, students presented information to classmates using technology. 

Outcomes Achieved/Conclusions

Students in courses where innovative technology was utilized had high satisfaction scores.  They were engaged and felt like contributing members of the class.  Students particularly enjoyed ‘voting’ by cell phone and reported this as a non threatening way to gauge their understanding of concepts.  Teaching with technology can be a rewarding experience for both students and faculty.  Using technology in the classroom however, may require additional education of faculty members and initially take more time to initiate.  The rewards, however, are well worth the extra effort.

Keywords:
nursing students; Technology; innovations
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing Technology to Engage Undergraduate Students in Researchen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Katreenaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacintosh, Janelle L. B.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMacintosh, Christopher I.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMandleco, Barbaraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsKatreena Merrill, PhD, RN, Katreena.Merrill@byu.edu; Janelle L. B. Macintosh, PhD, RN; Christopher I. Macintosh, RN; Barbara Mandleco, RN, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304083-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purposes/Aims:</b> To describe the use of technology in engaging undergraduate nursing students enrolled in an Evidence Based Practice (EBP)/scholarly inquiry course. <p><b>Rationale/Background:</b> The new generation of nursing students prefers using technology over other methods to learn information.  The use of SMART phones, e-readers, blogs, Twitter and many other virtual learning opportunities have become the norm for those of the ‘net’ generation.  To engage these students, nurse educators need to embrace 21<sup>st</sup> century technology that advances and promotes evidence-based life-long learning. <p><b>Description: </b>Several technologic innovations were used to augment the teaching of EBP/scholarly inquiry.  For example, students were encouraged to use their cell phones in class in an on-line audience response program that allowed them to use cell phones to answer questions anonymously and view their responses in real time.  Other forms of technology included video clips to demonstrate ethical principles, research dissemination, writing tips and other material, and during a library experience, students used iPads to access and critique internet based resources for their level of EBP.  On-line games were also used to test knowledge and application of research principles, and written papers were graded electronically using a program that checks for originality and grammar issues.  Finally, at the end of the semester, students presented information to classmates using technology.  <p><b>Outcomes Achieved/Conclusions</b><p>Students in courses where innovative technology was utilized had high satisfaction scores.  They were engaged and felt like contributing members of the class.  Students particularly enjoyed ‘voting’ by cell phone and reported this as a non threatening way to gauge their understanding of concepts.  Teaching with technology can be a rewarding experience for both students and faculty.  Using technology in the classroom however, may require additional education of faculty members and initially take more time to initiate.  The rewards, however, are well worth the extra effort.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectTechnologyen_GB
dc.subjectinnovationsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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