Integrating Technology In Nursing Education: Tools For The Knowledge Era

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Designed for nursing educators and students interested in the field of nursing education, Integrating Technology in Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era provides valuable, easy-to-use strategies on incorporating technology into the classroom. The text examines the increased role of technology in healthcare and its transformational impact on that field, allowing nurses to understand current and future trends and thus, integrate technology into nursing education in order to effectively prepare students for a new, technologically-driven healthcare environment. Also featured are topics on learning theories, the instructional design process, changes in higher education, and variations in learning environments. Using case studies, critical-thinking exercises, weblinks, and more, the text challenges nurses to think critically and formulate compelling teaching strategies.

Written by a renowned nursing educator, instructional designer, informaticist, and simulation expert, Integrating Technology in Nursing Education: Tools for the Knowledge Era gives nurses the tools they need to step boldly into the technology era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763768713
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 417,704
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Contributors xv

Biographies xvii

Section I Driving Forces for Technology Integration in Nursing Education 1

Chapter 1 Preparing Nurses for Contemporary Practice 3

Introduction 4

The Push for Change 5

Preparing Students for Contemporary Practice 9

Role of Technology in Transforming Nursing Education 11

Learning Activities 13

References 13

Chapter 2 The Changing Healthcare Arena 15

Introduction 16

Historical Overview 17

Transformation of Health Care 19

Learning Activities 24

References 24

Chapter 3 The Changing Student: The Net Generation 27

Introduction 28

Net Generation Characteristics 29

The Net Generation and Educational Technology 33

The Net Generation and Instructional Strategies 34

The Digital Divide 36

Looking Ahead: Neo-Millennials 38

Summary 39

Learning Activities 40

References 40

Chapter 4 Changing Faculty 43

Introduction 44

Oldskies, Newskies, and Tweeners 47

Early Adopter Characteristics 49

Online Communities 51

Conclusion 55

Learning Applications 55

Case Studies 55

Thoughts To Ponder 58

Recommendations 59

References 59

Chapter 5 The Changing Higher Education Institution 61

Introduction 62

The Need for Change 63

The Substance of Change 65

The Role of Technology in Transforming Higher Education 68

Learning Activities 71

References 72

Section II Building Blocks for Developing Learning Episodes 73

Chapter 6 Overview of Learning Theories 75

Introduction 76

Learning as a Product: Behaviorism 76

Learning as a Process: Cognitivism 77

Humanism 79

Constructivism 80

Problem-Based Learning 83

Situated Cognition, Everyday Cognition, and Cognitive Apprenticeships 85

Summary 90

References 90

Chapter 7 Instructional Design Theories 93

Introduction 94

Elaboration Theory 95

Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction 97

Algo-Heuristic Theory (Landamatics) 103

4C/ID Model 105

Multiple Intelligences 107

Learning Activity 110

References 111

Chapter 8 The Instructional Design Process 113

Instructional Design Process 114

Development 128

Instructional Design Process and Today's Learner 131

Learning Activity 133

References 133

Chapter 9 Instruction Media Selection 135

Introduction 136

Instructional Text 136

Instructional Graphics 144

Instructional Animation 152

Instructional Audio 153

Instructional Video 154

Help with Media Selection 155

References 157

Chapter 10 Copyright and Fair Use in Education 159

Introduction 160

Copyright 160

Fair Use 161

Public Domain 161

TEACH Act 162

Conclusion 163

Learning Applications 163

References 165

Section III Evolving Educational Technologies 167

Chapter 11 Variations in Learning Environments 169

Introduction 170

Types of Learning Environments 170

Technology Tools to Enhance Face-to-Face, Web-Enhanced, Blended, and Online Courses 173

Summary 177

Learning Activities 177

References 178

Chapter 12 Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 ... and Beyond 179

Introduction 180

The Web 2s, 3s, 4s, and Beyond 181

Consumer-Driven Web 181

E-Learning Web Tools 182

Collaboration Tools 184

Social Bookmarking Tools 184

E-learning Tools 185

Web Services 185

Summary 185

Case Studies 186

Learning Application 187

Thought to Ponder 187

Recommendations 188

References 188

Chapter 13 Educational Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds 189

Introduction 190

Educational Games 190

Educational Simulations 194

Virtual Worlds 197

Game Type Versus Cognitive Level 201

The Changing Role of Teacher 204

Summary 205

Thoughts To Ponder 207

References 207

Chapter 14 The 3 Ds of Clinical Practice Simulation: Development, Delivery, and Debriefing Nick Miehl 209

Introduction 210

Simulations 210

Conclusion 220

Learning Activities 221

References 221

Chapter 15 Informatics Competencies and Clinical Practice Tools 223

Introduction 224

Informatics Competencies for Nurses 225

Electronic Health Records 230

PDAs and Other Mobile Technology 232

Digital Pens 235

Clinical Decision Support Systems 236

Clinical Databases and Data Mining 237

Learning Activities 238

References 238

Chapter 16 Technology Tools for Outcomes Assessment 241

Introduction 242

e-Portfolios 242

Assessment 242

Teaching e-Portfolios (TeP) 245

Conclusion 255

Learning Application 255

References 256

Section IV On the Horizon 257

Chapter 17 Knowledge Era Communities of Practice and Learning 259

Introduction 260

Knowledge Era 260

Communities of Practice 263

Learning Communities 264

Creating, Building, and Sustaining Online Learning Communities 266

Global Learning Communities 268

Putting It All Together 268

Conclusion 269

Learning Activity 269

References 269

Chapter 18 Imagining the Future 271

Introduction 272

Key Technologies That Will Affect Education 275

The Future Student 281

Conclusion 283

Learning Activities 283

References 283

Section V Exemplars for Integrating Technology in Nursing Education 285

Exemplar I Communication 289

Exemplar II Leadership and Quality Care 293

Exemplar III Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) 301

Exemplar IV A Case-Based Collaboration to Develop Ethics Expertise 311

Exemplar V Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice 319

Exemplar VI Informatics Case Studies 323

Exemplar VII Safety Issues 333

Exemplar VIII Population Health 335

Exemplar IX Telehealth and Telenursing 337

Appendix A Teaming 339

Abbreviations 343

Glossary 347

Index 365

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