Journal of Nursing Education

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Educational Innovations 

NursingQuest: Supporting an Analysis of Nursing Issues

Sandra L. Bassendowski, EdD, RN

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2007;46(2)
  • Posted February 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

With the development and use of new strategies, practices, applications, and resources in technology, the teaching and learning context is shifting. Nurse educators are challenged to create instructional strategies that appeal to the newer generation of students and have the potential to enhance learning. Effective learning programs for these students require new digital communication skills, new pedagogies, and new practices. Nursing students should not be seeking the right answer as much as they should be seeking appropriate information and then developing approaches to issues or resolutions for problems. The focus of the teaching and learning context is shifting from the individual to the group, with the purpose of constructing new knowledge from available information. This article discusses the value of WebQuest activities as inquiry-oriented strategies and the process of adapting the WebQuest format for the development of a strategy called NursingQuest.

AUTHOR

Received: May 8, 2005

Accepted: August 29, 2005

Ms. Bassendowski is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The author acknowledges Mark T. Tomtene, Programmer Analyst at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Address correspondence to Sandra L. Bassendowski, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Sakatchewan, Canada S4P 3A3; e-mail: s.bassendowski@usask.ca.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

With the development and use of new strategies, practices, applications, and resources in technology, the teaching and learning context is shifting. Nurse educators are challenged to create instructional strategies that appeal to the newer generation of students and have the potential to enhance learning. Effective learning programs for these students require new digital communication skills, new pedagogies, and new practices. Nursing students should not be seeking the right answer as much as they should be seeking appropriate information and then developing approaches to issues or resolutions for problems. The focus of the teaching and learning context is shifting from the individual to the group, with the purpose of constructing new knowledge from available information. This article discusses the value of WebQuest activities as inquiry-oriented strategies and the process of adapting the WebQuest format for the development of a strategy called NursingQuest.

AUTHOR

Received: May 8, 2005

Accepted: August 29, 2005

Ms. Bassendowski is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The author acknowledges Mark T. Tomtene, Programmer Analyst at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Address correspondence to Sandra L. Bassendowski, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Sakatchewan, Canada S4P 3A3; e-mail: s.bassendowski@usask.ca.

ABSTRACT

With the development and use of new strategies, practices, applications, and resources in technology, the teaching and learning context is shifting. Nurse educators are challenged to create instructional strategies that appeal to the newer generation of students and have the potential to enhance learning. Effective learning programs for these students require new digital communication skills, new pedagogies, and new practices. Nursing students should not be seeking the right answer as much as they should be seeking appropriate information and then developing approaches to issues or resolutions for problems. The focus of the teaching and learning context is shifting from the individual to the group, with the purpose of constructing new knowledge from available information. This article discusses the value of WebQuest activities as inquiry-oriented strategies and the process of adapting the WebQuest format for the development of a strategy called NursingQuest.

AUTHOR

Received: May 8, 2005

Accepted: August 29, 2005

Ms. Bassendowski is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The author acknowledges Mark T. Tomtene, Programmer Analyst at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Address correspondence to Sandra L. Bassendowski, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing (Regina site), University of Saskatchewan, 4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina, Sakatchewan, Canada S4P 3A3; e-mail: s.bassendowski@usask.ca.

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