As part of a three-year grant received by Purdue University Calumet’s School of Nursing to put the entire graduate program online, the Primary Investigators determined that instruction would be well suited to be put into the podcast format. With the use of iPod Touches provided by the grant, the podcast format allowed the students real time learning, flexibility, and mobility in their instruction. As a result, a podcast lab was created and implemented.
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the continuation of an innovative online educational program grant at Purdue University Calumet School of Nursing that enhances the initiatives and probabilities of nurses pursuing advanced practice education to be more likely to achieve their goals. The program was made possible by an Advanced Education Nursing Grant through the Division of Nursing (DN) Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Last year we presented a two part series addressing the Not So National Treasure Hunt to assess student computer skills when using a course management system. These presentations were comprised of two parts; the first was information addressing innovative processes that were incorporated into the grant and why we chose them, the second part involved a hands-on demonstration that displayed the step-by-step mechanism for students to become skilled in requirements for online education. This year, we will talk about the development and
implementation of a podcast studio, also made possible by the grant. We will discuss the process, cost, implementation and usage of this lab. We will show a sample podcast created in the lab.
During this presentation we will:
Address the continuing innovative processes that were incorporated into the grant, specifically focusing on the development and implementation of a podcast lab.
Discuss the cost of the lab and how a lab can be created without a grant.
Discuss how faculty training was developed and implemented for using the lab.
Show a podcast that was developed in the podcast lab.
Practical Applications and Relationship to the Theme
The theme “Teaching with Technology” specifically addresses the issues of how technology can be used to uphold matters associated with teaching and learning. By using podcasting technology combined with the use of iPod Touches, time and space barriers associated with learning can be eliminated, ensuring greater success in pursuing and completing educational goals.
Charlene C. Gyurko PhD,RN,CNE
Dr. Gyurko has been a nurse since 1973. She has been teaching in an academic setting in an undergraduate and graduate level since 1991. She is Co-PI of an Advanced Education Nursing Grant awarded to Purdue University Calumet provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She is a Research Associate for the Indiana Center for Evidence Based Practice a Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Center at Purdue University Calumet.