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VoiceThread: Enhancing Virtual Interaction for Dialogue and Synthesis

by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c)   The challenge Nursing education is slowly moving towards hybrid/blended (partially online) as well as fully online courses. One of the biggest challenges in making the online components of these courses meaningful is how to easily support interactivity and establish a sense of presence. VoiceThread is a very accessible and high-performing tool that helps… Read more →

2016 Winner of the KPU Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Teaching Award

2016 Winner of the KPU Distinguished Teaching Award PRESS RELEASE SOURCES: Kwantlen Polytechnic University News@KPU, Vol. 3. No. 3, June 2016 and listed on KPU Award Recipient List In Perspective…. Outstanding teaching is a core element of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and accordingly, the University recognizes and celebrates outstanding examples of teaching. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Award for Distinguished Teaching is… Read more →

mHealth is important

mHealth is significant for Nursing Informatics!

There are literally thousands of apps currently available that relate to health, wellness, and potentially, healthcare. Many are designed to be used by individuals to boost, track, or provide guidance for better health. Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in ensuring that people develop literacy in assessing the utility and reliability of these apps and know to seek guidance if they have questions about the integrity of health-related apps they are using on their own mobile devices. Read more →

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Mahara – a Versatile Open-source ePortfolio

Mahara is an open source eportfolio system first designed in 2006 in New Zealand – hence its name, which comes from the Maori verb “mah-hah-rah” meaning “to think, thinking, or give thought”. Mahara is software that I have personally become very familiar with over the past two years – a relationship that has fostered a deep appreciation and respect for… Read more →