Beyond Clickers: Enhancing Students' Engagement with the Use of Online Polling

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335543
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Beyond Clickers: Enhancing Students' Engagement with the Use of Online Polling
Author(s):
De Gagne, Jennie Chang; Oh, Jina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Alpha-at-Large
Author Details:
Jennie Chang De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, jennie.degagne@duke.edu; Jina Oh, RN, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Active engagement can bring deeper understanding of knowledge and greater knowledge retention while stimulating higher cognitive processes and critical thinking skills (Conrad & Donaldson, 2004). Consequently, mastering the art of engaging students in the learning process is essential to successful learning outcomes (Bain, 2004). Clickers, also known as classroom response systems, are widely used across disciplines, and their effectiveness has been demonstrated in higher education (Bruff, 2009). The synthesis of the literature related to clickers in nursing, medicine, and allied health education identified that clickers have the unique capability not only to foster students’ satisfaction but also to enhance learner engagement and participation. That is, the main characteristics of clickers include: interactivity, active participation, learner satisfaction, formative assessment, and contingent teaching (De Gagne, 2011). Moving from in-classroom into online teaching technologies, nurse educators can generate equally effective learning outcomes from using clickers when utilizing web-based polling technologies in their online teaching. Although virtual polling is not new to education, it is one of the teaching strategies that can promote active learning and critical thinking in nursing students online. Nurse educators who teach online must understand the scope of available technologies and plan each course and session based on the instructional needs of the intended audience (De Gagne, 2011). In this presentation, various web-based polling technologies will be reviewed and discussed in a way of enhancing nursing students’ engagement in an online learning environment.
Keywords:
Nursing Education; Educational Technology; Online Learning
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBeyond Clickers: Enhancing Students' Engagement with the Use of Online Pollingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDe Gagne, Jennie Changen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOh, Jinaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Alpha-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennie Chang De Gagne, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, jennie.degagne@duke.edu; Jina Oh, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335543-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Active engagement can bring deeper understanding of knowledge and greater knowledge retention while stimulating higher cognitive processes and critical thinking skills (Conrad & Donaldson, 2004). Consequently, mastering the art of engaging students in the learning process is essential to successful learning outcomes (Bain, 2004). Clickers, also known as classroom response systems, are widely used across disciplines, and their effectiveness has been demonstrated in higher education (Bruff, 2009). The synthesis of the literature related to clickers in nursing, medicine, and allied health education identified that clickers have the unique capability not only to foster students’ satisfaction but also to enhance learner engagement and participation. That is, the main characteristics of clickers include: interactivity, active participation, learner satisfaction, formative assessment, and contingent teaching (De Gagne, 2011). Moving from in-classroom into online teaching technologies, nurse educators can generate equally effective learning outcomes from using clickers when utilizing web-based polling technologies in their online teaching. Although virtual polling is not new to education, it is one of the teaching strategies that can promote active learning and critical thinking in nursing students online. Nurse educators who teach online must understand the scope of available technologies and plan each course and session based on the instructional needs of the intended audience (De Gagne, 2011). In this presentation, various web-based polling technologies will be reviewed and discussed in a way of enhancing nursing students’ engagement in an online learning environment.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Educationen_GB
dc.subjectEducational Technologyen_GB
dc.subjectOnline Learningen_GB
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:54:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:54:38Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen_GB
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the repository by author. If author contact information is availabe in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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