The role of a nurse educator is a shifting paradigm due to the growing use of technology-based learning to meet the needs of today. This shift of a nurse educator from the traditional classroom setting to a setting that utilizes technology to replace or augment traditional nursing education in a classroom must, consequently, result in a shift in the methods of assessing teaching effectiveness. Students in general are attracted to learning via technology according to Chaffin and Maddux (2004), but assessments of both instructor and student are necessary to evaluate both technological competence and skills before a course proceeds. The assessments should be followed by opportunities to improve and enhance the incorporation of technology into an optimal learning/teaching experience.
As technology progresses, academic nurse educators must keep up with its advancement. This could require a nurse educator to utilize resources outside the typical nurse educator field.
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