Back to the Future: Faculty & Student Experience of Course Co-Creation in Nursing

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308130
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Back to the Future: Faculty & Student Experience of Course Co-Creation in Nursing
Author(s):
Sherrod, Melissa McIntire; Lockwood, Suzanne W.; McIntire, Joshua Howton
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Alpha
Author Details:
Melissa McIntire Sherrod, PhD, RN, m.sherrod@tcu.edu; Suzanne W. Lockwood, RN, PhD; Joshua Howton McIntire, M.Ed, BJ
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

There is a disconnect between faculty who are using teaching methods from the  19th and  20th centuries and learners who are increasingly interested in engaging using methods from the 21st century (Institute of Medicine, 2011).  Faculty are aware that students use computers and mobile devices for other activities in class, including surfing the web and connecting with friends on Facebook.  Students are not interested in traditional teaching methods and have difficulty seeing relevance in their daily lives. There is a growing conversation in education about the best ways to engage learners in the 21stcentury (Benner, et. al,, 2010). In the conversation, faculty are encouraged to foster an environment that engages students and provides opportunities for critical thinking and synthesis, which includes use of computers, iPads and other devices for learning. After exploring new educational theories it became clear that revising an existing online course for Senior nursing students would transform it from a faculty centered experience to a student centered experience. This was a nursing management course with real-world implications for students who would soon find themselves tasked with applying course content in their roles as graduate nurses.  The revised online course utilized information and connective technology that not only engaged learners, but also situated them as co-creators in the learning experience. To accomplish this, nursing faculty adopted new teaching methodologies and technology and received mentoring by a consultant from the College of Education who provided the information needed to make this vertical climb.  The result was a revitalized course where there were opportunities to co-construct knowledge among students and faculty as well as an opportunity for the individual student to seek meaningful course-related content . The students exhibited greater enthusiasm, knowledge and engagement. The faculty developed confidence and  skills needed to design interactive courses in the future.
Keywords:
Student focused learning; Information and Connective Technology; Engagement
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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 FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBack to the Future: Faculty & Student Experience of Course Co-Creation in Nursingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSherrod, Melissa McIntireen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLockwood, Suzanne W.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcIntire, Joshua Howtonen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsMelissa McIntire Sherrod, PhD, RN, m.sherrod@tcu.edu; Suzanne W. Lockwood, RN, PhD; Joshua Howton McIntire, M.Ed, BJen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308130-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>There is a disconnect between faculty who are using teaching methods from the  19<sup>th</sup> and  20<sup>th</sup> centuries and learners who are increasingly interested in engaging using methods from the 21<sup>st</sup> century (Institute of Medicine, 2011).  Faculty are aware that students use computers and mobile devices for other activities in class, including surfing the web and connecting with friends on Facebook.  Students are not interested in traditional teaching methods and have difficulty seeing relevance in their daily lives. There is a growing conversation in education about the best ways to engage learners in the 21<sup>st</sup>century (Benner, et. al,, 2010). In the conversation, faculty are encouraged to foster an environment that engages students and provides opportunities for critical thinking and synthesis, which includes use of computers, iPads and other devices for learning. After exploring new educational theories it became clear that revising an existing online course for Senior nursing students would transform it from a faculty centered experience to a student centered experience. This was a nursing management course with real-world implications for students who would soon find themselves tasked with applying course content in their roles as graduate nurses.  The revised online course utilized information and connective technology that not only engaged learners, but also situated them as co-creators in the learning experience. To accomplish this, nursing faculty adopted new teaching methodologies and technology and received mentoring by a consultant from the College of Education who provided the information needed to make this vertical climb.  The result was a revitalized course where there were opportunities to co-construct knowledge among students and faculty as well as an opportunity for the individual student to seek meaningful course-related content . The students exhibited greater enthusiasm, knowledge and engagement. The faculty developed confidence and  skills needed to design interactive courses in the future.en_GB
dc.subjectStudent focused learningen_GB
dc.subjectInformation and Connective Technologyen_GB
dc.subjectEngagementen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:17Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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