The full recorded webinar, ’Blended Learning: Best of Both Worlds,’ uses Adobe Connect Pro and Prezi and can be viewed online at http://breeze.iu.edu/p6y98atzyts/
Information about the session is at https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/PED/Teaching+with+Sakai+Webinar+Series+-+Session+02
About this Session:
The Teaching with Sakai webinar series highlights effective teaching practices using Sakai from across the community. Each webinar in the series will begin with a 20 minute presentation followed by a facilitated discussion. Amber D. Evans-Marcu is teaching a 16 week introductory informatics course to nursing students. The course was originally designed by the Dean of Ed. Tech. & Faculty Dev., Eli Collins-Brown, for the Methodist College of Nursing (MCON). Although the course was pre-designed, faculty are given leeway to teach it and modify it as they see fit and are provided opportunities to give feedback through redesigning future iterations as a group. For those who are unaware of the subject matter being taught, Nursing Informatics can be defined as the “combination of computer science, information science and nursing science designed to assist in the management and processing of nursing data, information and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of nursing care” (Graves & Corcoran, 1989, p. 227). Most of the students have little-to-no knowledge of the subject matter and vary widely in their understanding and comfort level in using technology.