Education

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Informatics in Canadian Nursing Education – it’s time!

an educator who has advocated for the inclusion of nursing informatics in education since the 1990s, I am particularly delighted to see advances in Canadian nursing education. In 2012, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway partnered to create a catalyst for this advancement. I was privileged to receive their first Nursing Faculty E-Health Award… Read more →

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Mahara – a Versatile Open-source ePortfolio

Mahara is an open source eportfolio system first designed in 2006 in New Zealand – hence its name, which comes from the Maori verb “mah-hah-rah” meaning “to think, thinking, or give thought”. Mahara is software that I have personally become very familiar with over the past two years – a relationship that has fostered a deep appreciation and respect for… Read more →

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The Learning & Thinking Skills of 21st Century Learners

Check out this free infographic poster offered on the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning blog – perfect for educators and students alike. The visual’s designer writes: “I invite you to have a look and probably print off and use it in your classroom with your students. The visual is free for anyone to use and download provided that you do… Read more →

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The Guide to the Future of Medicine

Download the White Paper with Infographic by Bertalan Meskó (MD, PhD) An interesting infographic and white paper is available on Dr Meskó’s site with tips and predictions on where technology in health care is headed. The author writes: “Being a medical futurist means I work on bringing disruptive technologies to medicine & healthcare; assisting medical professionals and students in using… Read more →

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The Bluetooth Ring

An exciting new wearable input device invention called the Bluetooth Ring is preparing to come to market. An active Kickstarter campaign is underway to support mass production. Mashable described the ring: “Logbar CEO Takuro Yoshida gave a detailed demonstration of the silver interactive device last year in San Francisco, and now Ring is available for purchase through a Kickstarter campaign.… Read more →

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Pinning Treasures with Pinterest

I practically live on my computer. That is a common statement in this day and age, I know – but as a baby boomer, I think I am a bit of an anomaly. In the process of so much digital time, I come across many sites and online resources worth bookmarking. My browser bookmarks are extensive, but not really all… Read more →