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Get Creative! Glogster Posters for Nursing Education and Staff Development

Updated: Mar 14, 2020

Technology that is interactively inspired supports the development of knowledge and skills to effectively function as a professional registered nurse.

Glogster posters successfully support interactive teaching-learning experiences in online, face-to-face, and hybrid classrooms. As this tool is customizable, it can be tailored to fit the needs of each educational setting. Crafting Glogster posters for educational use encourages development of student learning objectives and can be used by both students and educators. Students can engage in creating Glogster posters based on assignment of key module focus areas to develop understanding of topics. These posters can be used to boost development of knowledge, while demonstrating analysis and evaluation. Glogster posters can enhance instruction when developed by educators to guide the teaching-learning process to meet expected learning outcomes.

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Active learning supports the development of self-directed lifelong learning skills, and skills in technology are needed in our evolving healthcare world. In distant learning education, learning resources such as Glogster posters promote active learning experiences that may otherwise be absent in online classrooms. Glogster posters can be used to strengthen instruction in face-to-face classrooms by adding another dimension to the lectured content. As hybrid learning environments involve a blend of these two educational settings, Glogster posters can be used in support of developing deeper understanding of content presented either online or face-to-face. Graphs, videos, and images can be incorporated that back content learning and lend way to more well-rounded learning experiences to meet the various learning needs of the diverse student population.

Existing cons in the use of Glogster posters are consistent throughout all three educational environments— they have the ability to detract from the learning experience when poorly developed. Theme, font, and graphics should remain consistent throughout to encourage cohesiveness and ease of navigation. When poorly constructed Glogster posters are used in online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning environments, the student may have difficulty understanding the key points and objectives for learning may not be met. Practice in creating posters before use, coupled with thoughtful integration, can support positive learner outcomes.

Please remember that in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the content within the Glogster poster should be provided in both audio and visual formats. Audio and video should have printed narration to accompany them. Images and video should have audio that accompanies them.

This technology program can be integrated into education to enhance learner experience now and support learner experiences in the future, as the nursing profession has evolved to include technologically enhanced patient care.


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