Sharing. It’s electric!
This weekend, I took an hour with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, a beyond-amazing resource provided by EC&I831’s very own Laura B. As a nursing instructor, this is a resource I’m pretty sure I would have gone to my grave not knowing about but for the “networked neurons” (Mao, n.d.) of this course. Although I currently facilitate nursing skills practice labs and clinical experiences, my teaching assignment will change over time and I’ll be so glad I know about the digital take on Bloom’s. This is a great example of why people like Shelly Terrell promote PLN‘s. Including people from outside your field of expertise has wonderfully serendipitous benefits! Oh sharism, doing what we were created to do, according to author Isaac Mao, who says “sharism is encoded in the Human Genome.” I accept and believe this on an intuitive level and just saying the word, Sharism, makes me feel happy! Have any of you put that yellow sticky note on your desk with the prompt “What can I share today?” as suggested by Isaac Mao? Have you become more generous and free in sharing ideas and resources? Or are you taking this course because you’re already passionate about connectivity and sharing?
And another tangible benefit of sharism – now I understand a little better what Alec might be looking for in a vodcast in that final project because it’s there in the above-mentioned resource – criteria for evaluating any student’s digital storytelling efforts. Check it out for yourself. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy by Andrew Churches. Speaking of said final project, I’ve been really slow to formulate a plan. I’m hoping for some fire-starting from the “networked neurons” (Mao,n.d.). C0-sojourners in EC&I831, that’s you! Here’s my first idea in its infancy… any and all feedback is welcomed. If I’m missing the point entirely, please be kind enough to tell me! (You won’t be the first one who’s had to do that in my academic career.)
I’m thinking about creating a video of all the ways in which ICT is assisting learning in our nursing program at Kelsey campus. Intended use: to share in a faculty meeting, with intent of acknowledging and promoting use of ICT and innovation with same (and, secondarily to have as a historical artifact to revisit 10 years from now). Theoretical background would include: a) Bandura’s Theory of Self-Efficacy. Self-efficacy (expectation of personal mastery and success) for a particular skill is known to be increased not only by practice, but also by observing others being successful performing the action and and by receiving verbal encouragement from credible, trustworthy sources; and b) Roger’s Diffusion of Innovation Theory.
challenges: scheduling to connect with all of the various teachers and classes/labs, inexperience with video-editing (a networking opportunity in the making)
questions: I’m unclear on expectations re: research. Would this be supporting theoretical framework as suggested above OR also why this content to this audience or something else that I’m totally missing?
God bless ya for reading!