* Students prefer blended learning environments while beginning to experiment with MOOCs. * Students are ready to use their mobile devices more for academics and they look to institutions and instructors for opportunities and encouragement to do so. * Students value their privacy, and using technology to connect with them has its limits. Over the course of 2014, this column will help you make connections and create your own learning pathways. We will examine how we can leverage the devices and tools of the Connected Age to better prepare students not only to accomplish academic goals, but to prepare them for the Connected Age in health care. So, in the meantime, here are some things you can do to start the process. * Become more comfortable using technologies in the classroom. Get yourself up to speed with mobile devices, social media, open coursework, MOOCs, and other tools being used not only in academia, but also in the clinical environment. Seek professional development opportunities to learn more about how to leverage these tools inside and outside the classroom environment. * Survey your own students. Find out what devices they are using, what their expectations are regarding the use of these tools within the classroom or online, and what their expectations are of the boundaries between academic and personal connections. * Use some of the technologies to foster educational communities within your school to share ideas, address issues and challenges, and experiment with the technology. For example, set up a Google hangout for faculty to chat about strategies to incorporate these technologies into your classroom. * Work with administrators and IT personnel to ensure that classroom environments can handle mobile devices and that the necessary IT infrastructure is available. As always, you can contact me at Diane.Skiba@ucdenver.edu with your ideas, suggestions and examples. references Abel, R., Brown, M., & Suess, J. (2013). A new architecture for learning. EDUCAUSE Review, 48(5), 88,90,92,96,98,100,102.
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DeVry Education Group Inc : Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing Announce the Nursing Education Research Grant
Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, educators, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States, and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at nursingsociety.org . About Chamberlain College of Nursing For 125 years, Chamberlain College of Nursing has been at the forefront of excellence in nursing education. Chamberlain is increasing access to nursing education nationwide with campuses offering the three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible online programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and Graduate Certificates. Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791). The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000). Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met. Program/program option availability varies by state/location. Chamberlain reserves the right to update information as it becomes available. Information is current at the time of posting. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation . Comprehensive consumer information is available at chamberlain.edu/studentconsumerinfo . Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services. 2014 Chamberlain College of Nursing, LLC. All rights reserved.
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