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Leaders in the Use of Technology in Nursing Education to Collaborate with the Global Community ABNF 2010


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A presentation on nursing education, diversity, learning styles, instructional design, and technology given by Dr. Sheila P. Davis and I.

A presentation on nursing education, diversity, learning styles, instructional design, and technology given by Dr. Sheila P. Davis and I.

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  • -Learning style origins traced back for at least four decades-Intensity of the activity varied-number of disciplines ascribing to it varied-Attempts to clarify commons areas of ambiguity and in particular issues surrounding measurement and appropriate instruments. Aims to bring together necessary components of the area in which to facilitate a broader appreciation of learning style and inform regarding possible tools for measurement-multidisciplinary concepts – with its complexities and convolutions difficult to comprehend and assimilate-Educators in most fields are becoming increasingly aware of the critical importance of understanding how individuals learn, and matching that with the appropriate instructional methods.
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    • 1. Leaders in the Use of Technology in Nursing Education to Collaborate with the Global Community
      The Association of Black Nursing Faculty 23rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference
      Paris, France
    • 2. A Livestream Video Presentation
      Sheila P. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
      Professor of Nursing
      Jil Wright
      Instructional Designer
      June 11, 2010
      The University of Southern Mississippi
      Hattiesburg, MS
      Funded by HRSA Grant D11HP14611
    • 3. Technology Surge
      • Over 4.6 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2008 term
      • 4. A 17 percent increase over the number reported the previous year.
      • 5. More than one in four higher education students now take at least one course online
      • 6. Instructors noted that providing instructional support in the online medium required much more time and effort than in a face-to-face setting.
    • Learning on Demand: the Sloan Consortium
      Learning on Demand: Online Education in the United States, 2009 ( Allen & Seaman, 2010)
      • The economic impact has been greatest on demand for online courses, with 66% of institutions reporting increased demand for new courses and programs and 73 % seeing increased demand for existing online courses and programs.
    • Sloan Consortium Findings
      • Public Institutions ( 74%) are more likely to believe that online is critical for their long-term strategy than either private for-profit (51%) or private nonprofit ( 50%) institutions.
    • Sloan Consortium Findings
      • The most common training approaches for online faculty are internally run training courses ( 65%) and informal mentoring ( 59%)
    • Need of Immediacy
      • The best predictor of quality of an online course consists of use of technologies such as email and discussion boards that enhanced teacher immediacy and social presence
      • 7. Teachers can be at a distance, but students want immediacy and social presence.
      • 8. Can the two coexist and should they?
    • Kolb’s Learning Style Model
    • 9. Dunn and Dunn Model of Learning Style Preferences
      Dunn, Griggs, Olson, Beasley & Gorman (1995) – Meta – Analytic Validation of the Dunn and Dunn Model of Learning Style Preferences:
      • Findings – matching students’ learning –style preferences with educational interventions compatible with those preferences is beneficial to their academic achievement.
      • 10. Significantly higher standardized achievement scores resulted among previously failing students when they were taught with strategies that complemented their learning strategies
    • Learning Styles: An overview of theories, models, and measures (Cassidy 2004)
      Learning Style Theorists
      Witkin (1962) Field-dependence/independence
      Kagan (1965) Impulsivity-reflexivity
      Holzman and Klein (1954) Leveller-sharpener
      Pask (1972) Holist-serialist
      Pavio (1971) Verbaliser-visualiser
      Gregorc (1982) Style delineator
      Kauffmann (1979) Assimilator-explorer
      Kirton (1994) Adaption-innovation
      Allinson and Hayes (1996) Intuition-analysis
      Kolb (1984) ELM
      Honey and Mumford (1992) LSQ
      Vermunt (1994) LSI
      Learning Style Theorists
      Kolb (1984) ELM
      Honey and Mumford (1992) LSQ
      Vermunt (1994) LSI
      Entwistle & Tait (1995) Surface-deep
      Biggs et al. (2001) SPQ
      Schmeck et al. (1991) ILP
      Hunt, Butler, Noy, and Rosser (1978) Conceptual level
      Dunn, Dunn, and Price (1989) LSI
      Reichmann and Grasha (1974) Styles of learning interaction model
      Ramirez and Castenada (1974) Child rating form
      Reinert (1976) ELSIE
      Hill (1976) Cognitive Style Interest Inventory
      Letteri (1980) Learner types
    • 11. The Sum of Learning Styles
      Dunn, Jeffery, Beaudry & Klavas (1989)
      • Everyone has a learning style – all have at least some preference- the results of many influences.
      • 12. No learning style is either better or worse than another. Since each style has similar intelligence ranges, a student cannot be labeled or stigmatized by having any type of style. Most students can master the same content: how they master it is determined by individual styles.
    • Four Generations Working or Studying on Campuses Today
    • Traditionalists
      • Born between 1900 and 1942
      • 16. Account for 75 million
      people in U.S.
      • Technology morphed exponentially
      during their lifetime
    • 17. Baby Boomers
      • Born between 1943 and 1960
      • 18. Account for 80 million Americans
      • 19. Technology development: adding machines, rotary phones, calculators, eight track tapes, automatic typewriters
      • 20. Vietnam, Space race, Watergate
    • Generation X
      • Born Between 1961 and 1981
      • 21. Latchkey kids
      • 22. AIDS – child kidnappings
      • 23. Gulf War
      • 24. Cutting edge technology – video games, VCRs, cable TV, personal computers, microwave ovens, ATM machines, cell phones.
    • Millennials
      • Born after 1981
      • 25. Began arriving on college campuses in 2000
      • 26. The Tidal Wave
      • 27. 2010 projected to be the peak year for their entrance into college
      • 28. The most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U. S. history
      • 29. 1 in 4 grew up in a single parent home
      • 30. Cutting age technology – IPods/MP3s, camera phones, PDAs, digital cameras, personal DVD players, and virtual reality
    • Source:
      Learning Styles of the Multi-Generational Workforce
    • 31. Learning Styles and EthnicityJacobs 1987
      African Americans
      Euro Americans
      • High achievers – preferred auditory learning
      • 32. Average achievers were - teacher motivated
      • 33. Low achievers – less persistent
      • 34. High achievers – had strong preference for teacher motivation
      • 35. Average achievers – had strong preference for auditory learning
      • 36. Low achievers – had a strong preference for persistence
      • 37. Male high achievers preferred less structure than female average and low achievers.
      • 38. Male low achievers preferred authority figures present while learning than did females.
    • Ethnic Minority Students
      • Walden University – minority enrollment jumped from 600 in 2001 to 3,500 in 2005.
      • 39. Greatest jump in graduate programs.
      “ Everyone, to me at least, is judged on a fair basis…. When you are online, nobody is a minority.”
    • 40. Learning Styles and Ethnicity Pew Internet and American Life Project
      • AA access the Internet via handheld devices more than whites, for whom an online connection is more likely to come from an ISP-connected computer.
      • 41. The digital divide between AA and WA diminishes when mobile use is taken into account.
    • Chris Dede of Harvard Graduate School of Education (2004)
      • Portrayal of generational learning is over simplified
      • 42. For almost all types of personal attributes, differences among individuals are greater than dissimilarities between groups.
      • 43. The learning preference ascribed to millennials are increasingly true for many students across a variety of ages – driven by the tools and media used everyday.
    • Technology in Healthcare
      • As of February 2010, there were nearly 6,000 apps related to health and health care within the Apple App Store.
      • 44. 73% were intended for use by consumer or patient end-users, while 27% were targeted to health care professionals.
      • 45. Provider apps include alerts, medical reference tools, diagnostic tools, continuing medical education, and patient records programs.
      • 46. Consumer-oriented apps include those for medication compliance, mobile and home monitoring, home care, managing conditions, and wellness/fitness.
    • Technology in Healthcare
      One of the few free iPhone apps, Epocrates Rx includes a drug guide, formulary information and drug interaction checker.
      This product also includes continual free updates and medical news. Plus, this app resides on your device so you can look for information without wireless connections.
    • 47. Technology in Healthcare
      Glucose-Charter is a blood glucose, insulin and medication recording app for iPhone.
      Patients can self-monitor, nurses can use it to check patients.
    • 48. Technology in Healthcare
      Nursing Central is the premier source of disease, drug, and test information for nurses. It also includes a leading dictionary and literature searching. Get quick answers wherever you need them—on your handheld device or via the web.
    • 49. Technology in Healthcare
      Information is shifting in a way that provides easy access to references and patient information to healthcare providers and opens doors for innovative ways of engaging patients.
    • 50. What is an Instructional Designer?
      In 2003, Williams, defined competencies one must possess to play an effective role as an instructional designer in distance education programs in higher education.
      These skills were listed as:
      • Knowledge of instructional design for interactive technologies
      • 51. Knowledge of Media Attributes
      • 52. Knowledge of education theory
      • 53. Skill with internet tools for instruction
      • 54. Knowledge of teaching strategies and models
      • 55. Web related programming skills
      • 56. Knowledge of learning styles & theories
    • What is an Instructional Designer?
      I can hammer a nail, but that doesn’t make me a carpenter.
      It’s not about the tools. It’s about the expertise needed to use the tools in conjunction with each other in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.
      Image Credit: Cayusa
    • 57. Essential Qualities of Instructional Designers
      • Passion for teaching & learning
      • 58. Passion for technology & innovation
      • 59. Life long learner
      • 60. Works well with diverse groups of people
      • 61. Partner well with faculty to achieve goals & outcomes
    • Essential Qualities of Instructional Designers
      • Expertise in:
      • 62. Learning Styles
      • 63. Generational learning differences
      • 64. Accessibility & Universal Design
      • 65. Technical expertise in:
      • 66. Current technologies for teaching & learning, such as web 2.0 tools
      • 67. Audio & Video
      • 68. Web technologies
      • 69. Various types of software
    • Source: Robinson, K. (2008)
      Technology in Education
      • Technology Revolution
      • 70. 21st century revolution is comparable to the Industrial Revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. The distinction of today’s revolution of labor markets is the rate and the scale of change in technological developments.
      • 71. Preparing learners for a future we may not be able to imagine
      • 72. Moore’s Law - 2016
    • Technology in Education
      Web 2.0 Technologies
      Tools that allow users to interact with each other as content contributors, in contrast to passive viewing of information that is provided to them.
      Image Source: Luca Cremonini
    • 80. Technology in Education
    • Technology in Education
      • Mobile Learning
    • Technology in Education
      • Podcasting
      • 87. Podcasting is a way to share information through MP3 audio files.
      • 88. Podcasts are shared by their authors, downloaded by users and can be subscribed to using a RSS reader.
      • 89. They can be played with MP3 players & many other mobile devices.
      • 90. Podcasts allow learners to listen to lectures, articles or blog posts while sitting in a traffic jam, exercising, or other times that are convenient.
    • Technology in Education
      • Podcasting
      • 91. Microphone or headset
      • 92. A digital audio recorder
      • 93. Audio editing software (Audacity is free!)
      • 94. RSS feed creator (Podcastgen)
    • Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      • Social Media
      • 95. Social Networking
      • 96. Synchronous Communication
    • Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Twitter is an online “microblogging” tool that is much like sending texts.
      • Messages can be up to 140 characters and are broadcast through the service.
      • 97. People can choose to follow your updates (aka "tweets")
      • 98. you can follow others to see their tweets. 
      Twitter is now attracting 190 million visitors per month and generating 65 million Tweets a day.
    • 99. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Why Twitter? It sounds like a waste of time!
      Do not tweet only about what you are doing. Tweet about what is holding your attention.
      • Expand your social network
      • 100. Learn from experts & share your own expertise
      • 101. Stay on top of the news & cutting edge trends
      • 102. See the best information & resources on the web about topics of interest
      • 103. Personal Development
      • 104. Mentoring
    • Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      To join go to and sign up for a new account. It’s best to keep your username short.
      Make sure to use a valid e-mail address so you can confirm your account.
    • 105. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Find people you would like to follow. is a good place to find people by the subject matter they tweet about most often.
    • 106. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Look who the people you follow are following.
    • 107. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      How to Tweet:
    • 108. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Twitter Lingo:
      • RT – re-tweets (re-sends) something that someone else has tweeted
      • 109. @username – replys to someone. If you wanted to reply to me, you would type @itjil then your message.
      • 110. D – direct message to a twitter user that is private
    • Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Use Tweetdeck – it’s free!
    • 111. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Use Tweetdeck – it’s free!
      Enter search term
      Click to search
    • 112. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Social Networking Sites
      Facebook (Over 500 Nursing Groups)
      LinkedIn (130 Nursing Groups)
      Professional Communities
    • 113. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      Social Networking –
      Share presentations with the global community as well as view other people’s work.
    • 114. Strategies for Linking Local Classroom with Global Community
      • Synchronous Communication
      Learners and teachers experience synchronous
      e-learning as more social and avoid frustration by
      asking and answering questions in real time.
      • Chat
      • 115. Video conferencing (Dim Dim is free)
      • 116. Skype (you can record skype with these tools)
    • Conclusion
      • Technology is driving the new teaching/ pedagogy
      • 117. Faculty have to develop capabilities in :
      • 118. Co-Design
      • 119. Co-Instruction
      • 120. Guided Social Constructivism
      • 121. Assessments Beyond Tests and Papers
    • Recommendations for Assuming Leadership in Use of Technology
      • Be judicious and hire an instructional designer
      • 122. Consider use of Web 2.0 tools, Twitter, Podcasts
      • 123. Reconsider the length of paper assignments
      • 124. Don’t try to master all the technology at once
    • Recommendations
      • Invite students to introduce technology, be real and humble
      • 125. Don’t close your eyes on the neo-millennial age
      • 126. Mandate that all students have access to technology
      • 127. Consider writing a grant for enhanced technology.
    • Questions/Comments/Sharing
      Questions the presentation?
      Comments about the presentation
      What are you doing with technology and what do you propose to do? Do you have partners? What type of support is there for use of technology at your institution?
      What technologies have you personally incorporated?
    • 128. Sheila P. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN Professor of Nursing
      Online Journal of Health Ethics:
    • 129. Jil WrightInstructional Designer
    • 130. Instructional Designers have been referred to as industrial designers or instructional/educational technologists, curriculum developers, as well as learning specialists. In 1997, Ganzel stated that for some people, the title "instructional designer" does not say enough. Many instructional designers are also multimedia producers, webmasters, and developers of online learning and interactions. This means that different computer programming languages may be utilized to create tools for instruction and evaluation of instruction. Depending on the job at hand an instructional designer may wear many hats.
      A website to accompany this presentation may be accessed at:
      The site contains more information and tutorials. More information will be added and this presentation will be made available there.
    • 131. Special Thanks
      Special Thanks for ABNF founding president – Dr. Sallie Tucker Allen for her visionary leadership and all conference organizers and attendees
      The University of Southern Mississippi Administrators, Faculty and Staff
      MY Staff – Sonia Adams, Demetra Bates, Laura Hudson and Jillian Wright
      My family (Melvin, etc)
      My Father who is the source of my life!