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  • 3 SURE STEPS TO CONQUER ACCREDITATION WORRY WHEN USING SIM

    Apr 21, 2020, 18:24 PM
    <10-min. read> Many nursing schools are replacing clinical hours with screen-based simulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. But you may worry how this solution will impact your program when accreditation rolls around. With some preparation and strong documentation, however, you needn’t be concerned.
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  • HOW TO REPLACE CLINICAL WITH SIM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

    Apr 6, 2020, 18:02 PM
    <2.5-min. read> Research supports virtual simulation as an effective teaching method that results in improved student learning outcomes.
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  • GOING IN-DEPTH: VIDEO CASE STUDIES FOR ONLINE-ONLY LEARNING

    Mar 30, 2020, 17:46 PM
    <7-min. read> The COVID-19 outbreak has forced nursing programs to eliminate in-person teaching and move all classes online. Simultaneously, many clinical placements are barring students from attending. However, you have resources to help your students overcome these educational challenges. Video Case Studies, for example, is a valuable solution for use in the virtual classroom, especially for clinical make-up assignments.
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  • PROCTORED ASSESSMENTS: OPTIONS TO CONSIDER DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

    Mar 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
    <4-min. read> The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted nearly every aspect of life in the United States, and many nursing programs have closed campuses for an extended — or indefinite — time. This situation presents numerous challenges: quickly shifting to a virtual instructional setting, fulfilling clinical requirements, and proctoring assessments in a controlled environment, among others. All these aspects are challenging, but proctored assessments is proving to be one of the most significant concerns for many.
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  • How to hurry your classroom online: 8 helpful questions

    Mar 26, 2020, 16:19 PM
    <3-min. read> Your choice of learning management system (LMS) is likely determined by your school. But you may not be as familiar with its features as other faculty who have been using it regularly prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you make the transition for implementing this tool as smooth as possible, consider these questions.
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  • How to make the most engaged students online with 11 popular tech tools

    Mar 26, 2020, 15:56 PM
    <3-min. read>A significant challenge when teaching students remotely is keeping them engaged with your course material. Right now, students are easily distracted with concerns for themselves, family, and friends, as well as trying to learn in settings that may be less than conducive to focusing on their studies. These considerations make it all the more important to find tools that create interactive and fun ways to build their comprehension and retention.
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  • RUBRIC HELPS GUARANTEE FAIR GRADING OF DISCUSSION BOARDS

    Mar 24, 2020, 17:18 PM
    <2-min. read> Getting students engaged in online discussions is a way to assess their level of comprehension of the content. But how to you ensure you're grading their responses fairly? A grading rubric will keep you consistent.
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  • 16 Tips to make your discussion boards the most effective

    Mar 24, 2020, 15:40 PM
    <5.5-min. read> With the requirement to move in-person nursing courses to the virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic, your online discussion boards become a crucial component. They serve multiple purposes, from helping to assess students’ comprehension of content to encouraging student engagement.
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  • 11 STEPS FOR COLOSSAL SUCCESS IN MOVING TO THE ONLINE CLASSROOM

    Mar 24, 2020, 08:49 AM
    <8-min. read> Take a deep breath. If you have little experience in remote teaching, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of moving all your nursing courses online. We’re here to help, however, with tips on quickly setting up your virtual classroom.
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  • Share this quick video with students on how to use the 'improve' tab in the student portal

    Mar 20, 2020, 11:49 AM
    <1-min. read> As you bring your students online for their learning, some may need a bit of coaching to be comfortable in the virtual world. To help, ATI is creating resources such as this 4-min. video on how to access remediation support in the Student Portal.
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