The Impact of Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities on Nursing Student Engagement in the Classroom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603879
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities on Nursing Student Engagement in the Classroom
Other Titles:
Technological Innovations in Education [Session]
Author(s):
Stone, Alicia A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Kappa
Author Details:
Alicia A. Stone, RN, FNP, stone1671@aol.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Educating student nurses in the present environment requires professors to stay current with new methodologies as well as innovations in technology.  The question is how to address both the impact of technology and the skills of clinical reasoning, and keep the students involved in the material. If there can be integration of each aspect through the use of technology-enhanced learning activities on the internet and preparation to approach the issue, then perhaps success can be achieved.  This is a quasi-experimental intervention study that explored the impact of a case study blogging assignment on the engagement of students enrolled in a fundamental nursing course.  A pretest/posttest design, using the Adapted Engaged Learning Index as the instrument, was conducted over an eight week period.  A total of 153 students received a pretest to measure engagement. The students were then divided into control and intervention classes. A posttest was administered after 5 pre-class blogging assignments had been completed. The results indicated a p-value of .110 in the control group and .118 in the intervention group.   No statistically significant findings were obtained although the faculty identified an increased ability to participate in class and clinically reason. The study introduced the use of technology to encourage student preparation prior to class which may lead to increased participation and knowledge integration. The findings led to the recommendation that further studies should be done to identify technology-enhanced educational interventions that increase student engagement.  These would include using the full semester in a course that only has one component, increasing orientation of the students to blogging in the learning management system, and expanding to multiple collegiate sites to increase generalizability. It is imperative that educators engage student nurses in learning and facilitate their mastering of clinical reasoning skills. Nurses need to be proficient at clinical reasoning as their professions calls for the ability to make timely and effective decisions. Through creative and innovative educational strategies, students will start to make the connections necessary to develop this mindset. This research explored the importance using technology enhanced educational adjuncts to assist in the transformation of nursing education and hence, future professionals.
Keywords:
technology; engagement; education
Repository Posting Date:
29-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
29-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
NERC16D04
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2016
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursing
Conference Location:
Washington, DC
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Impact of Technology-Enhanced Learning Activities on Nursing Student Engagement in the Classroomen
dc.title.alternativeTechnological Innovations in Education [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorStone, Alicia A.en
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Kappaen
dc.author.detailsAlicia A. Stone, RN, FNP, stone1671@aol.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603879en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, April 9, 2016: Educating student nurses in the present environment requires professors to stay current with new methodologies as well as innovations in technology.  The question is how to address both the impact of technology and the skills of clinical reasoning, and keep the students involved in the material. If there can be integration of each aspect through the use of technology-enhanced learning activities on the internet and preparation to approach the issue, then perhaps success can be achieved.  This is a quasi-experimental intervention study that explored the impact of a case study blogging assignment on the engagement of students enrolled in a fundamental nursing course.  A pretest/posttest design, using the Adapted Engaged Learning Index as the instrument, was conducted over an eight week period.  A total of 153 students received a pretest to measure engagement. The students were then divided into control and intervention classes. A posttest was administered after 5 pre-class blogging assignments had been completed. The results indicated a p-value of .110 in the control group and .118 in the intervention group.   No statistically significant findings were obtained although the faculty identified an increased ability to participate in class and clinically reason. The study introduced the use of technology to encourage student preparation prior to class which may lead to increased participation and knowledge integration. The findings led to the recommendation that further studies should be done to identify technology-enhanced educational interventions that increase student engagement.  These would include using the full semester in a course that only has one component, increasing orientation of the students to blogging in the learning management system, and expanding to multiple collegiate sites to increase generalizability. It is imperative that educators engage student nurses in learning and facilitate their mastering of clinical reasoning skills. Nurses need to be proficient at clinical reasoning as their professions calls for the ability to make timely and effective decisions. Through creative and innovative educational strategies, students will start to make the connections necessary to develop this mindset. This research explored the importance using technology enhanced educational adjuncts to assist in the transformation of nursing education and hence, future professionals.en
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjectengagementen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:11:44Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-29en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:11:44Zen
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2016en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, and National League for Nursingen
dc.conference.locationWashington, DCen
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference Theme: Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practiceen
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