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Self-Directed Learning and Augmented Reality: How to Teach Gen Z

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2018-11-01 12:14

By Jeffrey J. Selingo, Chronicle of Higher Ed
Technology has been integral to the daily lives of many of today’s teenagers since they were toddlers. But when they come to campus, they’re looking for a mix of virtual and face-to-face learning, says Vickie S. Cook, an associate professor and executive director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield. That requires a new approach to synchronous learning (at a set time) and asynchronous learning (at your own pace). “This generation doesn’t distinguish between the two,” Cook says. Here are some of her tips for developing an effective educational experience for Gen Z.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Self-Directed-Learning-and/244968

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5 keys to better align college training with workforce needs

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2018-11-01 01:10

James Paterson, Education Dive
A new report highlights five key elements to successfully resolving a thorny and much-discussed issue that dogs colleges and universities: the reported misalignment of the skills employers need and the training colleges offer. The Education Commission of the States examined four states’ efforts to develop workforce and postsecondary systems — Connecticut, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas. It identified common themes of data utilization, stakeholder coordination and collaboration, leaders committed to raising awareness around the issue, aligning curriculum with workforce needs, and access to federal and industry funding. So far this year, 32 states and the District of Columbia have introduced workforce development legislation, with 28 bills enacted across 17 states. Half of those efforts focused on financial incentives for students and institutions targeting high-demand fields.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/5-keys-to-better-align-college-training-with-workforce-needs/540564/

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OER courses can boost engagement, new study says

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2018-11-01 01:05

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News

Creating OER courses and degrees is often time-consuming, but instructors in several community colleges said they changed their instruction as a direct result of working with the open materials. Using OER materials helped the instructors align materials better with learning goals, and instructors who were already using student-centered and hands-on learning strategies said the materials helped them enhance their practices. Some instructors also saw students engaging more with the materials than with textbooks, possibly because they are more relevant and students can be involved in creating their learning experience.

OER courses can boost engagement, new study says

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Highlights from Beyond the Bachelor’s: Undergraduate Perspectives on Graduate and Professional Degrees

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2018-11-01 01:02

by Gallup

At the very time when it could not be more important for the nation for college graduates to earn a
graduate or professional degree, Beyond the Bachelor’s: Undergraduate Perspectives on Graduate
and Professional Degrees offers new insight into what college students are thinking about advanced
degrees. The findings reported in Beyond the Bachelor’s provide new answers to old questions about
undergraduate views and values from which colleges, universities, researchers, and prospective students
can all benefit.

https://www.aals.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/btb_shortReport.pdf

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Weltmännertag am 19.11.2018

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2018-10-31 11:43
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Weltmännertag am 19.11.2018
Categories: Science News

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-10-31 01:10

By Emily Tate, EdSurge

There is a lot of talk these days about robots replacing humans in the workforce, but those conversations remain largely abstract. For students in school today, however, the issue is urgent, research shows. What if the job they aspire to today is no longer an option when it comes time to graduate? How can they train for jobs that don’t even exist yet? On the other side of that equation are educators, who often draw from their own learning experiences in K-12 and higher education to inform their instruction. What responsibility do they have in preparing today’s students for a future none of them can really envision? EdSurge recently sat down with Karen Cator, the CEO of Digital Promise, to get her take.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-10-23-how-do-you-prepare-students-for-jobs-that-don-t-exist-yet-karen-cator-has-some-ideas

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Google to offer on-campus machine learning classes

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-10-31 01:06

James Paterson, Education Dive
Google is headed to college campuses next year to teach a 10-week intensive course on machine learning, a fast-growing field for which the tech firm says there are neither enough workers nor faculty to train them, and where the firm is among the top employers. The course is part of Google’s Applied Computing Series, which includes two introductory computer and data science courses currently offered through eight colleges. It is seeking host colleges that don’t have a computer science program or whose program is at capacity. The machine-learning intensive will be offered at five colleges beginning in 2019. Google will pay tuition and offer instructors alongside faculty from the host college. Participants will earn nine credits from the host institution for successfully completing the course.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/google-to-offer-on-campus-machine-learning-classes/540436/

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100,000 people take humanitarian learning courses to save more lives in disaster situations

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2018-10-31 01:02

Humanitarian Leadership Academy
The Humanitarian Leadership Academy (the Academy) has released today (23 October 2018) an analysis of the learners and courses undertaken since its inception in November 2015. The report ‘100,000 humanitarian learners and counting’ shows that over 100,000 learners have accessed learning through the Academy’s free online learning platform Kaya, and other methods including face to face training, workshops and webinars in less than three years.  The Academy’s mission is to enable people around the world to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries. This investment in learning and knowledge supports the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit for the localisation of aid to ensure a more efficient, effective and sustainable approach.

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/100000-people-take-humanitarian-learning-courses-save-more-lives-disaster-situations

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Bevölkerung 2017

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2018-10-30 23:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus dem Bereich "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2017 ergänzt.

Categories: Science News

The Effectiveness of Taiwan TIGER Model in Assisting Nurses in Designing Customized Diabetics Medication Management System.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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The Effectiveness of Taiwan TIGER Model in Assisting Nurses in Designing Customized Diabetics Medication Management System.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:152

Authors: Qiao L, Cao Y, Yu X, Liu Y, Chang P

Abstract
Our hospital was still late in establisheding a nursing information system, including a component for blood glucose management. We tried to use the Taiwan TIGER model to train ourselves to see whether we could develop a working system on our own. The process is very educating and we did not only successfully designed a system based on our ideas, but also learn how to convert from traditional paper work to automation with ICT capability.

PMID: 29857415 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Building Capacity in Student and Emerging Nursing Informatics Professionals Through Participation in an International Community of Practice.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Building Capacity in Student and Emerging Nursing Informatics Professionals Through Participation in an International Community of Practice.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:82

Authors: Block L, Peltonen LM, Ronquillo C, Lewis A, Nibber R, Pruinelli L, Topaz M

Abstract
In nursing, a community of practice have been recognized as an important construct to build capacity and support knowledge dissemination activities. The purpose of this poster is to use a community of practice framework to describe the collaborative work of an international nursing informatics, graduate student and emerging professional group.

PMID: 29857388 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Nursing Informatics Training in Undergraduate Nursing Programs in Peru.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Nursing Informatics Training in Undergraduate Nursing Programs in Peru.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:81

Authors: Condor DF, Sanchez Alvarez K, Bidman AA

Abstract
Nursing informatics training has been progressively developing as a field in Latin America, each country with diverse approaches to its implementation. In Peru, this process has not yet taken place, so it is necessary to determine how universities are performing in this regard. We conducted a search to describe if universities provide training in computer nursing or similar. There are 72 universities offering professional nursing training, with only 24% of these providing any specific course in nursing informatics. Training undergraduates in nursing informatics improves the skillset of licensed nurses.

PMID: 29857387 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Needs Assessment and System Design of Nursing Information Operation Simulation Learning System.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Needs Assessment and System Design of Nursing Information Operation Simulation Learning System.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:77

Authors: Lin ML, Chiou SF, Chou SS, Liu CY

Abstract
This study explored needs and content of nursing information simulation learning system for different nursing staff levels. A questionnaire survey method was conducted in this study. A total of 300 clinical instructors and new nurses were recruited from a medical center through purposive sampling. The results show the core framework of a learning system includes five objectives. The mean scores of the five objectives of clinical instructors all were higher than the new nurses. These findings can serve as a reference for the design framework and system functions, and will function as an important learning resource.

PMID: 29857383 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Developing Nursing Informatics Competencies for Future Nursing Leaders: An Overview of an Internship and Learning Plan.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Developing Nursing Informatics Competencies for Future Nursing Leaders: An Overview of an Internship and Learning Plan.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:67

Authors: Strudwick G, Hubert S, Gehrs M

Abstract
This poster will provide an overview of an internship and learning plan designed to support the development of relevant competencies for future nursing leaders. The internship activities were determined based on a learning plan to support the development of knowledge and skill from two informatics competency frameworks, and occurred over a period of six months. The intern engaged in a variety of projects, activities, and self-directed learning, which will be described in the poster.

PMID: 29857375 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER). The Future of Interprofessional Education Is Here!

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER). The Future of Interprofessional Education Is Here!

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:65-66

Authors: Kuo MC, Ball M, Skiba DJ, Marin H, Shaw T, Chang P

Abstract
This session will describe the TIGER Initiative journey, its evolution and accomplishments nationally and internationally. A powerful demonstration of the TIGER Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be highlighted along with case studies from around the world, with emphasis on global competencies and opportunities for engagement in all current TIGER activities and future plans.

PMID: 29857374 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Supporting Nursing Informatics in Practice - Lessons Learned by Nursing Informatics Pioneers.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Supporting Nursing Informatics in Practice - Lessons Learned by Nursing Informatics Pioneers.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:62-64

Authors: Peltonen LM, Sensmeier J, Saranto K, Newbold SK, Ramírez C

Abstract
The advancement of Nursing Informatics (NI) in practice differs between regions and there is a need to support the advancement of NI all over the world. Exemplifying means that have been successful in supporting NI in practice could be used to guide the development of NI in other places as well. To address this need, the IMIA-NI SIG Student and Emerging Professionals (SEP) group proposes a panel of pioneers in the field to discuss means of how to support NI in practice throughout the continuum - from places where the field is just emerging to those where NI today is more advanced. The discussion will cover issues such as NI roles, requirements, competencies and education. Discussed ideas will be collected and reported in the future.

PMID: 29857373 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Emerging Professional's View of the Landscape: Nursing Informatics Curriculum, Competencies, and Career Opportunities.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Emerging Professional's View of the Landscape: Nursing Informatics Curriculum, Competencies, and Career Opportunities.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:60-61

Authors: Lewis A, Block L, Peltonen L, Pruinelli L, Topaz M, Lozada Perezmitre E

Abstract
The curriculum associated with nursing informatics (NI) education is not standardized, therefore the perspectives of new and emerging nurse informaticians is important. How these curricula differences affect career opportunities of new nursing informaticians, and in turn influenced current career choices will be explored. Synthesizing opinions with themes extracted from a 2014 international study-Advancing nursi informatics in the next decade: Recommendations from an international survey will be summarized.

PMID: 29857372 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:58-59

Authors: Murphy J, Honey M, Newbold S, Weber P, Wu YH

Abstract
This presentation will be in a workshop format with a panel of presenters representing four countries. All speakers are authors and will address various aspects from the content of the book published as a result of the NI 2016 Post Conference in Switzerland, Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health [1], before inviting the audience to discuss and share their views. The discussion will be focused on defining the informatics competencies for nurses in practice and the requirements for informatics training in nursing programs around the world.

PMID: 29857371 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Informatics Essentials for DNPs.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2018-10-30 15:43
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Informatics Essentials for DNPs.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;250:55-57

Authors: Jenkins ML

Abstract
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are proliferating around the US as advanced practice nursing programs evolve to build capacity by adding content on professional leadership, policy, and quality improvement to the traditional clinical content. One of the eight "Essentials" for DNP education is "Information systems/technology and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care."[1] A required graduate course was revised and updated in 2017 to provide a foundation in clinical informatics for DNPs, as well as for nursing informatics specialists. Components of the online course, assignments, and free online resources linked to the DNP Essentials are described in this paper.

PMID: 29857370 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Google Enters the Fray

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2018-10-30 01:10

By Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed

The company is offering its computer science curriculum — and kicking in some funds — to 10 institutions this academic year, with more to follow. A pilot program for computer science and data science courses is underway this fall at eight institutions, which have begun offering at least one of two introductory computer science and data science courses geared toward students with little to no experience in the disciplines. The program will expand next year as three of the eight institutions, as well as two others, offer an intensive 10-week machine learning seminar, with enrollment open to students across the country. This initiative is separate from Google’s new online certificate program in entry-level IT, which more than 25 community colleges and Northeastern University are offering for credit.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2018/10/24/google-computer-science-partnership-brings-companys-curriculum

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