Technological Ubiquity: Educating Educators for the Dynamic Digital Landscape
Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society
Educators must be responsive to the dynamic, technology rich healthcare environment. It is important for universities to move beyond expecting graduates to have isolated technology skills. Designing curricula that will produce graduates who are comfortable using technology and possess the ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize data requires a different approach to education. The paper focuses on the various technologies integrated in a graduate course designed to prepare nurse educators to work in both academic and clinical environments. Best practices, evidence-based methods and integrated concepts from a requisite informatics course were foundational in the course assignments that focused on the implementation of technology infused teaching methods. Learning objects were created by the faculty and students using social media such as YouTube videos, iTunes podcasts, blogs, and Facebook to harness co-creation concepts. Instructional/presentational software including ScreenCorder, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Microsoft Office were used by the course faculty for instructional method and by the students in the design of their course work. Student assignments included the development of high fidelity simulations and the creation of interfaces to educate undergraduate students on the rigors of electronic health records (EHR).
Emerging and evolving technologies will continue to cause shifts in education paradigms. We are charged with educating the future workforce; that audience embraces the technology revolution.
Technology in Education, Technology revolution
Education | Nursing
Carol S. Sternberger (2011).
Technological Ubiquity: Educating Educators for the Dynamic Digital Landscape. Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society.Presented at Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Bilbao, Spain.