Title III, Year III, Faculty Fellowship Award
This project for courses: NURN 5210 Instructional Methods in Nursing and NURN: 5230 Teaching Practicum in Nursing I, is to develop technology-based modules to supplement the identified essential course content with the goal of enhancing knowledge and skills of future nurse educators.
This strategy is designed to address three identified problems: 1) Because of widely varying enrollments at two campuses, students do not have equal access to supplementary course content across multiple offerings of both courses which can impact their effectiveness as educators; 2) Students enrolled in the courses represent multiple generations with preferences for different learning styles which may limit their knowledge/experience with teaching to assist individuals whose learning styles may be different from their own; and 3) Students enrolled in the courses represent inconsistent levels of comfort and experience with technology which may limit their use of technology as educators.
The modules will utilize a variety of Instructional Methods as content areas important to the role of the Nurse Educator are explored. The modules could be used by the teacher or perhaps independently by the student and will illustrate ways to reach students with different learning styles by appealing to the various styles represented by students in the courses. The design of the modules will require students to utilize and thus provide exposure to a variety of technologies.
The expected outcome of the project is that content and experience with different learning styles and multiple technologies will be more consistent across offerings for both courses: NURN 5210 and NURN 5230.