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Need some action steps to move your course content to a remote instruction format? Check out the tips below.
What do I do first?
Create the “Key Three” components of your course on Carmen. The Key Three components are:
- Course syllabus
- Course materials
Visit keepteaching.osu.edu for the official OSU information on how to move your course content to the online environment under emergency circumstances.
Do I have to move my lectures to an asynchronous format?
Please know that if you were previously conducting your class in an in-person, classroom format, you can achieve continuity by doing something very similar to what you were accustomed to doing in person. In other words, if you were previously lecturing or holding seminar during class time, your students still have your class time on their schedules and can attend class activities synchronously in Zoom. Please be sensitive to students who may not have reliable internet connections that support synchronous Zoom meetings or even long, recorded lectures, and refer them to ODEE’s “Keeplearning” site for information on how they might address bandwidth issues.
I’ve got the Key Three on Carmen now. Is there a checklist for other things I should be doing?
Quality Matters (QM), a leader in online course quality assurance, has published an excellent Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) checklist that was specifically designed for this event where instruction needs to be delivered remotely due to emergency circumstances. Please use the ERI checklist to guide your academic continuity efforts.
Are there any live workshops or help sessions I can attend?
Yes! The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is holding a series of online “Keep Teaching” webinars to show you how to make sure your students have the resources to complete their work while face-to-face classes are suspended. You will learn how to share your syllabus in Carmen, post necessary resources for students, set up your Carmen gradebook, and use Carmen Zoom to communicate with your students.
Where can I find some quick-start guides?
- Zoom Quick Start Guide
- How to Upload a File to Carmen (for example, a syllabus)
- How to embed a video from YouTube in Carmen
- How to Share Content in Box
- How to Configure Proctorio
Carmen has an instructor’s guide where you can find tool-specific information.
Thank you to Sarah Rusnak, clinical instructor in nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, who created and shared several great quick-start guides with us.
What are my options for moving lecture online?
ODEE has published a brief document that breaks down the alternatives in two simple options: recorded lectures for asynchronous viewing or live lectures. Both options use Zoom.
What are the best tools to ensure continuity in teaching and learning?
Your go-to tools will be:
- Carmen for your syllabus, announcements, documents, online class discussions, course assignment submissions.
- Zoom for synchronous meetings that you were previously conducting in person (and Zoom can record meetings and lectures, also).
- Panopto for pre-recorded lectures and demonstrations that you want your students to view asynchronously.
How can I give my students high-quality feedback online?
The Chronicle of Higher Education offers some excellent guidance on how to provide good feedback to students. Their recommendations are specific to the online environment, and they also apply to all instructional environments. This article covers a complicated topic very concisely and includes practical suggestions you can apply quickly, with topics such as:
- 4 Key Quality of Good Feedback
- 2 Time-Saving Approaches
- When to Use Audio or Video Tools for Feedback
- When to Stick to Text Feedback
- Tips on Getting Started
- Common Pitfalls and Smart Solutions
I’m not sure how to use Carmen or Zoom or Panopto. Can you provide resources?
Keepteaching.osu.edu has a great compilation of teaching resources that focus on Carmen and Zoom for teaching. The resources are organized by topics such as
- Communication with students
- Engaging and interacting with students
- Sharing materials, content, or lectures
- Student assignments
If you want to record lectures for asynchronous viewing and you need help with Panopto, plesase contact the CON-IT team at email@example.com. Please be as specific as possible in your email when you describe what you want to accomplish with your Panopto recording. Your detailed email will help us help you identify the best tool and use it efficiently.
How do I access Health Sciences Library Services?
Many library services are available even though the physical libraries are closed. A list of resources that may help you in your virtual classroom is available at https://hsl.osu.edu/about/press-room/news/hsl-resources-support-virtual-learning.
Librarians have also curated a variety of guides tailored to specific topics and disciplines. A full list of these guides are available athttps://hslguides.osu.edu/?b=g&d=a.
How do I get help?
The CON-IT team is here to assist you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you need. Provide as much detail as you are able about your teaching role and course context. This will help us respond to you quickly and efficiently. Include in your email at least the title and number of your course as it appears in Faculty Center, and be as specific as possible about the kind of assistance you will need.
If you are evaluating your teaching practice or student interactions from the student perspective, you may have asked questions that factual data and numbers cannot answer. You may need to explore qualitative research methods to find answers to questions about how students experience nursing education. Dr. Judy Tate presented a workshop on the basics of qualitative research methods in nursing education on July 16, 2019, to share with faculty how a qualitative approach might facilitate exploration and development of innovative strategies in teaching and learning. Judy covered the following topics:
- General description of qualitative research designs
- Knowing when qualitative designs are a good fit
- Discussion of types of qualitative data
- Steps in data collection and analysis in educational settings
- Application of a basic qualitative approach to examples from healthcare education
Tableau, one type of visualization software, can be used as a tool for teaching informatics and how to convey meaning behind data. It can also be used to share research and quality improvement project results. Dr. Lyn Hardy presented an overview of data visualization use in research presentations and funding proposals at the CON on June 18, 2019. She also described how Tableau is being used to educate OSU doctoral students in data use for patient care and leadership. Lyn concluded the session with a brief overview of Tableau and how it is used within the context of a pain data set. View a recording of Lyn’s workshop, and contact her if you would like to know more about data visualization with Tableau. Her workshop slides are also available.
The CON IT team is equipping all Newton Hall classrooms to be compatible with Apple devices (iPads, iPhones, Macbooks) so you can wirelessly project from your devices to the projector and screens in the classrooms. Currently, rooms 264 and 172 are ready to go with this new capability. Our plan is to equip all of our classrooms with Apple AirPlay this summer. For a step-by-step guide on how to connect your Apple device to the CON classroom equipment, follow the instructions on the wall near the classroom podium or refer to our one-page guide, Using the Apple TV.
An important update to a National Academies Press resource on teaching and learning is now available online as a downloadable PDF book. The book incorporates research from the past two decades to expand on the original report from 2000. How People Learn II includes chapters that summarize theories related to learning and knowledge, theories related to motivation to learn, and use of digital technology for learning. These summaries can be very helpful when we are designing learning interventions and collecting evidence of their effectiveness in the process of educating nurses. The new (and free) edition of this book can make underpinning your learning design with theory and evaluating the outcomes a little easier.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). How people learn II: Learners, contexts, and cultures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24783
- Engaging your students in Socratic questioning
- Playing devil’s advocate to promote critical thinking
- Managing online discussions in large classes
- Scaffolding to promote critical thinking
- Creating effective online discussion objectives
- Supporting collaborative work
Carolynn Thomas Jones and her colleagues presented a webinar on Kaizen, a gamification platform for teaching and learning. Kaizen has been used in academic programs in public health and nursing, including our own MACPR courses, to teach students about clinical research quality management and Good Clinical Practices (GCPs). Presenters for this session shared their experience with Kaizen and their development process for a game-manager user manual (their “field guide” to Kaizen). If you’ve been considering integration of an element of gamification in your course, this platform might be the tool you need!
View the webinar recording to find out more!
For nursing educators who like their students awake and engaged in class, the challenge of finding activities that are both relevant and exhilarating remains a tough nut to crack. Some teachers in the College of Nursing and elsewhere have incorporated games into their classrooms to add competition, motivate students to stay engaged with material, and help students remember a lesson long after it ends. Enter Kahoot!, an online interactive quiz platform that allows the classroom to turn its energy toward the age-old goal of winning a game.
Gamification has gained popularity in recent years as a tool for engaging people in tasks that might otherwise be un-stimulating to the point of boredom (think exercise apps, shoppers rewards programs, and even investing apps that create a prize system to keep users interested.) Several examples of gamification in the nursing education world already exist, such as this study which used Kahoot! to help drive pharmacology lessons home for nursing students.
Kahoot! allows instructors to ask questions with a countdown timer and lets students play against each other, alone or in teams. You can add a song or video clip to questions as well. Learn more about Kahoot! on their website, and watch videos that highlight the capabilities of this platform.
Wondering where you can get started using Kahoot! in your classroom? Check out this blog post on using Kahoot! in the college setting. Next, watch this video on how to get started. Have you used Kahoot! in your nursing classroom or in other professional development? Please comment below with your experiences!
Addendum (by Joni Tornwall)
Since this article was posted, some frequently asked questions from faculty have come to light:
How do I sign up for a Kahoot account?
The College of Nursing does not currently have a paid account with Kahoot. Sign up for a free account at kahoot.com.
How do I use Kahoot?
The video Lara references above (1:35) is a good visual demonstration that will help you get started in Kahoot.
How do I launch my first Kahoot quiz in my classroom?
Ask your students to open a browser and go to kahoot.it on their laptop, tablet, or phone. Then, ask them to enter the Game PIN, which you will see on your Kahoot interface after you launch your game at kahoot.com.
Can I use Kahoot to take attendance?
You can see how many students have joined your game, but they may enter a name that is not their own. If you need to know specifically who is attending your class on any given day, contact the CON IT department to learn about other applications that can easily do this electronically for you, like Top Hat.
- Bryant, S. G., Correll, J. M., & Clarke, B. M. (2018). Fun With Pharmacology: Winning Students Over With Kahoot! Game-Based Learning. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(5), 320–320. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20180420-15
- Kahoot! (n.d.-a). How to create a kahoot – video tutorial. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiB3gmSTPog
- Kahoot! (n.d.-b). Kahoot! | Learning Games | Make Learning Awesome! Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://kahoot.com/
- Kerrigan, J. (2017, May 24). How to make the most out of Kahoot! in college. Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://kahoot.com/blog/2017/05/24/make-kahoot-college/
- Ross, P. (2016, October 1). Gamification In Nurse Education. Retrieved January 7, 2019, from https://nursingeducationnetwork.net/2016/10/01/gamification-in-nurse-education/