The Design Process of a Multimodal Module That Synthesized Knowledge Across Nursing Courses
Nurse Education Today
© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Background Nursing faculty are being challenged to increase the use of technology in the classroom. Use of technology addresses multiple learning styles, increases student engagement, encourages active learning and improves students’ attention. Objectives Evaluate student satisfaction to a faculty designed multimedia teaching strategy. Design Cross sectional design with data collected over six semesters from six cohorts of nursing students. Setting An urban university in the Midwest United States. Participants 154 sophomore generic and accelerated BSN students enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing; Ninety-nine participants were female (66.9%) and 49 (31.8%) were male. Eighty-three percent were less than 20 years to 30 years in age. Methods A multimedia teaching strategy developed by three faculty integrating narrated case study, questioning and animation of skills and pathophysiology was implemented during the class session on infection control. At the conclusion, questionnaires were distributed to collect evaluation data. Results 120 students (77.9%) stated that the animated pathophysiology helped them understand the pathophysiological processes better than lecture alone. When combined with lecture, 121 students or 78.6% reported a better understanding of the material than if presented as lecture alone. 123 (79.9%) of the students stated that watching the animated video improved their understanding of the lecture content. As stated by one student, “I liked the visualization because it helped me further understand the material.” 104 (67.5%) stated that presenting course content from multiple courses into one format facilitated the importance of these courses; “I liked that different aspect[s] of nursing were brought together.” Conclusions Use of multimedia in the classroom engages students in the learning process by actively involving students in the learning process as well as facilitating the delivery of difficult course content. Overall, students voiced a preference for all instructional materials to be presented in an animated format.
Wolf, Linda; Rutar, Pamela; Delgado, Cheryl; and Niederriter, Joan, "The Design Process of a Multimodal Module That Synthesized Knowledge Across Nursing Courses" (2017). Nursing Faculty Publications. 75.