Event Title

An exploratory case study to examine the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom

Location

Resnick

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

24-1-2015 10:35 AM

End Date

24-1-2015 11:05 AM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Faculty members in undergraduate nursing programs face new challenges in the classroom as the rapid evolution of technology permeates all aspects of the healthcare environment (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The National Advisory Council of Nursing Education and Practice (2010) identified that nursing faculty members play a pivotal role in responding with new approaches to engage students and integrate technology in the classroom to facilitate an optimal learning experience. This exploratory case study examined preferred practices of the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. The setting for this study was a nationally accredited, undergraduate baccalaureate of science nursing program in the College of Nursing of a university located in the southeastern United States. The university is a not-for-profit, independent organization providing education through various disciplines (the website of a large university in the Southeastern United States, 2011).

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to explore the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. This case study included the development of criteria (expected outcomes) of preferred practices to engage nursing students in the classroom. Furthermore, the overall expectation of the case study was to assimilate the criteria (expected outcomes) of preferred practices to develop an action plan to successfully integrate technology to engage nursing students in the classroom at the College of Nursing. The target populations for this case study were nursing faculty members and nursing students in the undergraduate program of the College of Nursing. The target populations were expected to provide perceptions of the current practices and effectiveness of technology integration to engage nursing students in the classroom.

METHODOLOGY: Emerging Technologies in Higher Education (Audience Response Systems, Podcasting, Simulation, Twitter, Facebook, IPads, etc.)

RESULTS: The problem addressed by this study involved the increasing challenges faced by faculty in undergraduate nursing education in transitioning from exclusively using traditional methods of teaching pedagogy to adopting, using, and integrating technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. A case study approach to the study was chosen because it supported a complete assessment and exploration of the perceptions of nursing faculty and nursing students regarding the integration of technology to engage students in the classroom.

CONCLUSIONS: This case study approach determined the areas in which the integration of technology and student engagement may be improved in the classroom.

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An exploratory case study to examine the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom

Resnick

INTRODUCTION: Faculty members in undergraduate nursing programs face new challenges in the classroom as the rapid evolution of technology permeates all aspects of the healthcare environment (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The National Advisory Council of Nursing Education and Practice (2010) identified that nursing faculty members play a pivotal role in responding with new approaches to engage students and integrate technology in the classroom to facilitate an optimal learning experience. This exploratory case study examined preferred practices of the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. The setting for this study was a nationally accredited, undergraduate baccalaureate of science nursing program in the College of Nursing of a university located in the southeastern United States. The university is a not-for-profit, independent organization providing education through various disciplines (the website of a large university in the Southeastern United States, 2011).

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to explore the integration of technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. This case study included the development of criteria (expected outcomes) of preferred practices to engage nursing students in the classroom. Furthermore, the overall expectation of the case study was to assimilate the criteria (expected outcomes) of preferred practices to develop an action plan to successfully integrate technology to engage nursing students in the classroom at the College of Nursing. The target populations for this case study were nursing faculty members and nursing students in the undergraduate program of the College of Nursing. The target populations were expected to provide perceptions of the current practices and effectiveness of technology integration to engage nursing students in the classroom.

METHODOLOGY: Emerging Technologies in Higher Education (Audience Response Systems, Podcasting, Simulation, Twitter, Facebook, IPads, etc.)

RESULTS: The problem addressed by this study involved the increasing challenges faced by faculty in undergraduate nursing education in transitioning from exclusively using traditional methods of teaching pedagogy to adopting, using, and integrating technology to engage nursing students in the classroom. A case study approach to the study was chosen because it supported a complete assessment and exploration of the perceptions of nursing faculty and nursing students regarding the integration of technology to engage students in the classroom.

CONCLUSIONS: This case study approach determined the areas in which the integration of technology and student engagement may be improved in the classroom.