Educreations: A Video Whiteboard Platform that adds life to learning

CITATION Kaminski, J. (2012). Educreations: A Video – Whiteboard Platform that adds life to learning. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 16 (3), Available at

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National Institute in Nursing Informatics

February 3, 4 & 5, 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The inaugural National Institute in Nursing Informatics will be led by Dr. Lynn Nagle from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and supported by a number of guest faculty from across Canada. This 3 day institute will provide a focused educational opportunity for nurses interested in learning more about informatics. The program will be of particular interest to nurse educators responsible for the integration of informatics into entry level nursing programs, nursing practice leaders, or nurses currently working in or considering a future career in informatics. Participants will be equipped with sufficient foundational knowledge to be able to effectively participate in informatics related operational and educational discussions and activities in their work settings.

Participants will benefit from the extensive practical, academic, and research knowledge and experience of the faculty who will teach in the institute. The curriculum will cover a broad range of topics with content being covered through a combination of didactic presentations, small and large group discussions, and independent study.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • History and evolution of informatics in nursing
  • Structure and function of clinical information systems
  • Nursing data standards
  • Human factors considerations
  • Organizational transformation
  • Clinician engagement
  • Evaluating information and communication technologies
  • Informatics in nursing education
  • Consumer informatics
  • Current issues and considerations for nurse leaders

Throughout the 3 day institute, participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with other attendees. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion.

Book early to secure your spot, as registration will be limited to ensure a focused experience for all learners.



Category: Education

Key Principles of 21st Century Change Management

The 21st century is an age of perpetual or continuous change, a fact that can daunt the most progressive leader. To meet the challenge of on-going change successfully, insight and strategies that support change management initiatives at all organizational levels are needed. A myriad of change management models, theories, tactics, and processes exist to help leaders plan and implement change. After working with many of these within healthcare practice, education and research, I have narrowed effective change down to six distinct principles – principles that all leaders should keep in mind as they manage change within their organizations.

These key principles are: transparency, agency, readiness, adaptation, voice and sustenance. The application of these change principles can guide huge time-intensive changes such as implementing electronic health records as well as less intense yet continuous changes such as adapting to new versions of tried and true software.

Key Principles of 21st Century Change Management


Category: Education

Co-Creation of Content to promote Learning, Activism and Advocacy

Professional Learning Series:
Education for a Digital World - Edition 2.0 Webinar Series,
April 14th, 2010, Vancouver, BC Listen to Web Cast in Elluminate

This session introduced educators to the use of a variety of ICTs to promote activism and advocacy, and in the process learning, using a co-creation of usable content approach within the online learning environment.

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Category: Education