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  1. 1. Frontier School<br />of Midwifery & Family Nursing<br />presents<br />Mary Breckinridge, Founder<br />Frontier Nursing Service, 1925<br />
  2. 2. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds to enhance student access to recent research and current healthcare topicsJulie Marfell, DNP, FNP-BCBillie Anne Gebb, MSLSMary R. Nichols, PhD, FNP-BC<br />
  3. 3. www.frontierschool.edu<br />What is RSS?<br />RSS = Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary<br />Format for delivering regularly changing web content<br />Many web sites syndicate their content using RSS – the aggregated content is referred to as a “feed”<br /> Symbol indicates that a feed is available<br />
  4. 4. Advantages of RSS<br />Saves time by allowing users to view content from several different sites at once<br />More convenient as user controls when and where to view the information<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  5. 5. Importance to students<br />Presents content selected by faculty<br />Access to large reference lists<br />Regular updates on the latest publications<br />Enables them to become better readers and writers<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  6. 6. Goals of the faculty<br />Expose students to peer-reviewed, scholarly content<br />Updates on the latest publications and topics<br />Access the most current publications for the most recent and widely read nursing research journals<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  7. 7. Utilizing RSS<br />Usually need a feed reader, such as Google Reader or Bloglines to manage and view feeds<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  8. 8. RSS Feeds in Online Courses<br />Using JavaScript, you can make a feed appear on a web site without using a feed reader.<br />Several free services are available to automate this process (see rssinclude.com, feed.informer, Feed2JS)<br />Just cut and paste the code!<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  9. 9. RSS Feeds in Online Courses<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  10. 10. RSS Feeds in Online Courses<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  11. 11. Example 1: Using RSS feeds to enhance access to recent research in Theories and Research courses<br />Introduce students to scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles<br />Students must find five quantitative research articles on a nursing theory of their choice in the Theories course<br />Students select quantitative nursing research studies to replicate and extend and include a literature review in the Research course<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  12. 12. Example 1<br />Announcement in course:<br />Thanks to the help of our librarian, Billie Anne Gebb, we have an RSS feed for the most recent indexes in "Research Journal Articles" (found at the end of Lessons) where you may access the most current publications for the most recent and widely read nursing research journals. RSS (= Really Simple Syndication) is a way to get to the latest issue of a journal and a list of the index for the latest published articles in a variety of nursing research journals (there are ten of the major nursing research journals available)<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  13. 13. Example 1<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  14. 14. Example 2: Using RSS feeds to enhance access to current healthcare topics in a clinical course<br />Introduce students to key concepts for a clinical management course<br />Students compose a complex case presentation of a patient that they have followed in their clinical rotations<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  15. 15. Example 2<br />Introduction in course:<br />As a nurse practitioner it will be very important for you to keep abreast of current trends and debates in healthcare. While it is necessary to keep up with the literature and news, it can be difficult to find the time to do so. This “Current Awareness” folder is set up to provide you with current articles and websites related to key topics that you are studying in this course. Each of the pages in this folder contains RSS feeds for searches on selected topics from both PubMed and Google. ..<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  16. 16. Example 2<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  17. 17. Example 2: Goals<br />Comparison of the information from Google vs. PubMed<br />Awareness of issues related to the assignment other than evidenced-based treatment guidelines<br />Introduction to a system that will help them stay current in the literature once they graduate <br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  18. 18. Example 2: Evaluation<br />Inconclusive<br />50% response to course evaluation<br />50% rate helpfulness at 5 or above on a 10 point Likert scale<br />Most comments were positive:<br />“Found it helpful for my case study”<br />“Easy to find current information”<br />Challenges:<br />None<br />Nothing useful<br />A little confusing at first<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  19. 19. Conclusions<br />RSS can be used for students to help increase their awareness of particular information, such as research in clinical management issues<br />Instruction on how and why to use RSS are helpful for course work<br />Further student and faculty evaluation are needed<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  20. 20. References<br />Eisenzopf, J. (2000). Making headlines with RSS. Web Techniques, 5 (2), 67-72.<br /> Fichter, D. (2004a). Intranet librarian. Online, 28 (4), 45-49.<br /> Fichter, D. (2004b). Technology trends for intranet librarians. Online, 28 (6), 52.<br /> <br />.<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  21. 21. References cont’d<br />Gibbs, M. (2002). RSS tools and stuff. Network World, 19 (9), 38.<br />Notess, G.R. (2002). RSS, aggregators, and reading the Blog fantastic. Online 26 (6), 52-55.<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />
  22. 22. www.frontierschool.edu<br />“... to reach wide neighborhoods of men.”<br />
  23. 23. www.frontierschool.edu<br />For More Information about theFrontier Schoolof Midwifery & Family Nursing<br />www.frontierschool.edu<br />(606) 672-2312<br />P.O. Box 528,195 School St.Hyden, KY 41749 <br />

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