Creation of a Wiki Page to Promote Interactive Online Learning for a Large Home Care Agency

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308220
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creation of a Wiki Page to Promote Interactive Online Learning for a Large Home Care Agency
Author(s):
Bohnarczyk, Nancy; Wilson, Deborah O; Lewis-Holman, Seon; Ferrara, Lorraine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Phi
Author Details:
Nancy Bohnarczyk, BSN, MA, nancy.bohnarczyk@vnsny.org; Deborah O Wilson, BSN,MPH,MSN; Seon Lewis-Holman, BSN, MSN; Lorraine Ferrara, BS, BA, MA
Abstract:

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

Wiki U, a collaborative space to create and share resources, was developed for a large home care agency in an urban area as a project for a faculty development program regarding teaching with technology. This interactive online learning community targets selected Educators, Distinguished Lecturers, Nurse Preceptors, and Gerontology Certified Nurses. Leveraging current technology, Wiki U will provide ongoing continuing education by providing resources and tools for skills and knowledge enhancements. As there are differing levels of knowledge around technology, Wiki U will provide just in time, quick and easy access to current and relevant information to access at the users’ pace. The project included educating the creators on wikis, content selection and site development. Focus groups were conducted to test ease of site usage and determine interest among targeted clinicians through surveys and educational webinars. Guidelines were developed to provide a consistent approach for users to access and contribute current and relevant information to the Wiki. Our intent is to involve Wiki U members in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the website landscape to meet the evolving needs of its members .The efforts undertaken to develop and implement a wiki have resulted in development of the initial pages and links of Wiki U. Surveys conducted pre and post webinar indicate that participants familiarity with a Wiki increased from 47.8% to 82.4%. Future directions for the Wiki U project include disseminating information for use via instructional modules and guidelines, inclusion of other health care professionals and initiation of blogs for continuous feedback and information sharing.
Keywords:
Interactive; Education; Wiki
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreation of a Wiki Page to Promote Interactive Online Learning for a Large Home Care Agencyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBohnarczyk, Nancyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Deborah Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLewis-Holman, Seonen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerrara, Lorraineen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsNancy Bohnarczyk, BSN, MA, nancy.bohnarczyk@vnsny.org; Deborah O Wilson, BSN,MPH,MSN; Seon Lewis-Holman, BSN, MSN; Lorraine Ferrara, BS, BA, MAen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308220-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Wiki U, a collaborative space to create and share resources, was developed for a large home care agency in an urban area as a project for a faculty development program regarding teaching with technology. This interactive online learning community targets selected Educators, Distinguished Lecturers, Nurse Preceptors, and Gerontology Certified Nurses. Leveraging current technology, Wiki U will provide ongoing continuing education by providing resources and tools for skills and knowledge enhancements. As there are differing levels of knowledge around technology, Wiki U will provide just in time, quick and easy access to current and relevant information to access at the users’ pace. The project included educating the creators on wikis, content selection and site development. Focus groups were conducted to test ease of site usage and determine interest among targeted clinicians through surveys and educational webinars. Guidelines were developed to provide a consistent approach for users to access and contribute current and relevant information to the Wiki. Our intent is to involve Wiki U members in an ongoing process of creation and collaboration that constantly changes the website landscape to meet the evolving needs of its members .The efforts undertaken to develop and implement a wiki have resulted in development of the initial pages and links of Wiki U. Surveys conducted pre and post webinar indicate that participants familiarity with a Wiki increased from 47.8% to 82.4%. Future directions for the Wiki U project include disseminating information for use via instructional modules and guidelines, inclusion of other health care professionals and initiation of blogs for continuous feedback and information sharing.en_GB
dc.subjectInteractiveen_GB
dc.subjectEducationen_GB
dc.subjectWikien_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:27Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:27Z-
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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