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    Rss feeds Rss feeds Presentation Transcript

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