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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304365
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Teaching with Technology: Using a Wiki in an Undergraduate Nursing Course
Author(s):
Hershorin, Indra
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Chi
Author Details:
Indra Hershorin, PhD, RN, ihershorin@mail.barry.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Prensky (2001) proposed that students' today are 'native speakers' of the digital language. They interact frequently with technologies - computers, video games, and the Internet. Nurse educators already challenged with the task of covering increased amounts of content in nursing curricula are given the additional challenge of using instructional strategies that are interactive and cooperative. The wiki tool on the Blackboard course management system can be a useful means for covering content, communicating with students, and facilitating effective collaboration.

From an instructional technology perspective wikis allow faculty to engage in collaborative activities that might not be possible in the classroom. The Blackboard course management system wiki can be used for group projects, collaborative writing, and creating shared course resources. Wikis consist of 'pages' that can incorporate text, sounds, videos, mashups, images, attached files and links to others websites.

A wiki group assignment was created for students in a pediatric course to cover the content area injury prevention in children. The 22 students enrolled in the course were assigned to one of five groups. Each group was assigned with the task of researching and posting content for a specific pediatric age group. Pages were created for the students in advance and organized in the Blackboard content area. Guidelines and grading rubric describing the expected content were given to students. The wikis developed were creative and comprehensive. In an informal evaluation using open-ended questions in the class, students responses to the wiki technology for group work was very positive.

Using digital technologies such as wikis in the classroom will not only help nurse educators in meeting the learning needs of todays digital learners but covering much needed content. The use of the wiki tecnnology as a teaching strategy meets the pedagogical needs of the course for students involvement, teamwork, and collaboration.

Keywords:
TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; Wiki; Technology
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTeaching with Technology: Using a Wiki in an Undergraduate Nursing Courseen
dc.contributor.authorHershorin, Indraen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Chien
dc.author.detailsIndra Hershorin, PhD, RN, ihershorin@mail.barry.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304365-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p>Prensky (2001) proposed that students' today are 'native speakers' of the digital language. They interact frequently with technologies - computers, video games, and the Internet. Nurse educators already challenged with the task of covering increased amounts of content in nursing curricula are given the additional challenge of using instructional strategies that are interactive and cooperative. The wiki tool on the Blackboard course management system can be a useful means for covering content, communicating with students, and facilitating effective collaboration. <p class="APA">From an instructional technology perspective wikis allow faculty to engage in collaborative activities that might not be possible in the classroom. The Blackboard course management system wiki can be used for group projects, collaborative writing, and creating shared course resources. Wikis consist of 'pages' that can incorporate text, sounds, videos, mashups, images, attached files and links to others websites. <p class="APA">A wiki group assignment was created for students in a pediatric course to cover the content area injury prevention in children. The 22 students enrolled in the course were assigned to one of five groups. Each group was assigned with the task of researching and posting content for a specific pediatric age group. Pages were created for the students in advance and organized in the Blackboard content area. Guidelines and grading rubric describing the expected content were given to students. The wikis developed were creative and comprehensive. In an informal evaluation using open-ended questions in the class, students responses to the wiki technology for group work was very positive. <p class="APA">Using digital technologies such as wikis in the classroom will not only help nurse educators in meeting the learning needs of todays digital learners but covering much needed content. The use of the wiki tecnnology as a teaching strategy meets the pedagogical needs of the course for students involvement, teamwork, and collaboration.en
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.subjectWikien
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:27Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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