The Metaverse: Higher Education

This post by The Conversation provides an insight into the potential future of education and immersive learning in the virtual reality world. An interesting aspect of this approach is how monitisation of education may also change in the future. Article: Preston, J. (2021). Facebook, the Metaverse and the Monetisation of Higher Education. The Conversation.  By…

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Resilience in Nursing

This is a complex topic, but the purpose of this post is to raise awareness and discussion around healthcare focusing solely on healthcare professionals as the problem and they need to build resilience, rather than looking at the system itself and the working environment and structure in place. This journal club article provides a starting…

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Challenges of Evaluation in Digital Education

Journal Club Article: Cook, D. A., & Ellaway, R. H. (2015). Evaluating technology-enhanced learning: a comprehensive framework. Medical Teacher, 37(10), 961-970. Aim: To outline a comprehensive framework for Technology Enhanced Learning evaluation, which is the process of judging the value of education. Rationale: Lack of clear focus of evaluation for difitical technology educational activities, including online learning.…

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Evaluations & Anonymous Feedback

Journal Club Article: Lakeman, R., Coutts, R., Hutchinson, M., Lee, M., Massey, D., Nasrawi, D., & Fielden, J. (2021). Appearance, insults, allegations, blame and threats: an analysis of anonymous non-constructive student evaluation of teaching in Australia. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-14. This paper demonstrates a worrying ‘hate speech’ that may pervade into evaluations that…

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Yearly Summary Stats (2021)

As part of open access and transparency, here is a performance summary of our blog. The blog remains a free open access resource for anyone interested in nursing education theory. Last years big challenge was finding time to write posts around full time shift work (50:50 split 12 hr day-night shifts), studying for PhD and…

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Fatigue – Time for Self

As we approach the end of the year and another variant is upon us, the holiday period can ‘potentially’ allow us time to switch off, take some time away, tune out of social media and do the things that make you feel good.

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Emotional Agility

 This post by Dr. Susan David (Psychologist, Harvard Medical School, TED Speaker & Author) started off with “Emotional skills aren’t soft, they are essential” is a reminder for recognising the importance of human and organisation skills that can be forgotton in a reductionist view of work. Think of nursing as just a set of tasks…

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Your Mask Comes First

As we near the end of the year and take stock, we may notice across the media how many of our collegaues are leaving workplaces or the workforce entirely. The ‘compassion’ aspect of healthcare maybe turning to recognise that compassion is needed for the workforce also, and not just focusing on workers ‘resilience’ as the…

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The Nurse Educator in COVID-19

The healthcare system has been thoroughly tested during the COVID-19 but this months jounral club article looks at the nurse educators demonstration of agility in adjusting to the rapid changes to the the education which they were required to deliver. Results to note: Reported significant occupational and psychological impacts, but also some unexpected positives and…

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