August 12, 2015, by Fern Todhunter
Developing the Re-usable Learning Object (RLO) about the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Conduct. The (bus) journey starts here
August is a good month to work on new projects. Marking has been completed and the student nurses are in practice or on vacation. The Virtual Exchange team are meeting at Birmingham City University for the next phase of the Re-usable Learning Object (RLO) development. At our workshop one group came up with the really great idea of using a bus journey to unpack elements of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) Code of Conduct. The picture reflects professional expectations for 24/7 behaviour whether in practice or otherwise. The structure of any RLO requires a style that will capture the attention of its targeted audience. Quirky whilst informative, entertaining whilst engaging in the serious issue of being professional from the outset. The Health and E-Learning Media (HELM) team at Nottingham advise that stories work really well for this kind of RLO. Our plan is to write a narrative based on two scenarios. The first will reflect some subtle and obvious poor behaviours displayed by a group of student nurses whilst travelling on a bus. This will be followed by an examination of what was wrong and why this is unacceptable. The second scenario shows another group of student nurses recognizing their duty of care during the bus journey. To keep this interesting and enlightening we plan to use a range of approaches. We are considering audio, film and animation. HELM are suggesting some interactive components. We plan to move the bus along roads with names such as ‘Prioritise People Way’ and ‘Practice Effectively Street’.
Dr Fern Todhunter