Technology-Enhanced Teaching Methods on Graduate Nursing Student Learning and Satisfaction

Wednesday, 24 July 2013: 1:30 PM

Marjorie Vogt, PhD, DNP, CNP, CNE
Department of Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Barbara H. Schaffner, PhD, CNP
Nursing, Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

Learning Objective 1: 1. Identify technology enhanced teaching methods such as blogging, wiki and webinars

Learning Objective 2: 2. Evaluate impact of various technology on student learning and satisfaction

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of technology enhanced interactive teaching methods on the learning acquisition and satisfaction of graduate students in a nursing advanced pharmacology class using an unfolding case study assignment.

Methods:  Students were randomly assigned to one of 3 groups:  the blogging group; the wiki group; or the webinar group.   Students completed the case study after participating in the evolving case study using the assigned interactive technology.  Case studies were submitted to the non-grading faculty in the course who removed student names before providing the case study to the grading faculty.  The grading faculty graded the case study using the evaluation rubric.  The grading faculty was blinded to the assigned technology method.  

Results: Students generally indicated positive satisfaction with the technology enhanced education strategies used, no matter which strategy was assigned.  Grades for the assignments were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and demonstrated differences between the methods.

Conclusion: Implications of the study related to using technology in the classroom will be discussed. Future directions related to technology enhanced teaching will also be identified.