May 20, 2015, by Fern Todhunter
An e-Tale of Two Cities: Sky(pe) scraping about the Virtual Exchange
Following on from our excellent Skype discussion we have decided to spend our precious and much appreciated Cascade money on developing a single Re-usable Learning Object (RLO). RLOs are chunks of learning containing different kinds of activities ranging from quizzes to podcasts. They are designed to support other aspects of learning. As a digital resource RLOs are accessible online irrespective of time and location. Our RLO will be based on the newly updated Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Professional Code of Conduct for Nurses. Nursing and midwifery students are required to get to grips with the NMC’s professional requirements for clinical practice and conduct both in and outside of nursing.
We will work with Nottingham’s Health e-Learning and Media Team (HELM) based in the School of Health Sciences. Our initial task is to identify enthusiastic staff and students who are interested in this project and willing to take on this extra-curricular work. We do not anticipate any difficulties in attracting volunteers. RLOs are very popular with staff and students alike. Students find RLOs useful to trigger direct and informal discussions about subject matter.
Dr Fern Todhunter