The US Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP) outlines a national vision and plan for the use of technology in education, building on the work of technology and education leaders in the country. Much of the recommendations and conversation in this document align with the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015. The focus is to commit to work together as teachers across the education continuum to use technology to improve education in America.
NEPT 2010 Accomplishments
Key Question for Nursing Education
Since technology has already accomplished these key points in K-12 education,what are the education expectations of our future nursing students? Is nursing education ready for this generation of learners?
What should we know about the work of NEPT 2016?
How does this inform nursing educational strategies for the immediate future?
Five key technology consideration points adapted from the recommendations outlined in the Department of Education Report (2016) are further explored to assist you in evaluating the use of technology in your nursing curriculum and stay abreast of the technology enhancements in our K-12 schools. Nursing education needs to leverage technology to help transform nursing education. We can’t teach the way we used to in a changing culture of technology-active engagement.
U.S Department of Education (2016). Future ready learning: Reimagining the role of technology in education. Office of Educational Technology. Retrieved from http://tech.ed.gov/files/2015/12/NETP16.pdf
An increasing number of nursing school administrators and faculty are realizing just that. The traditional format many instructors are used to often consisted of inundating students with vast amounts of information without explaining how it fit into the bigger picture. Nursing schools need something designed for the 21st-century learner – a non-linear way of looking at nursing and how to deliver care.
This powerful testimonial from Michael Youngwood, a nurse educator at Haywood Community College in North Carolina, explains how his school knew they needed a new approach to better immerse their students in the learning process and prepare them for practice – and how they found a solution in concept-based learning.Watch and Learn