Selecting the right images for any presentation or class lesson is always a challenge. The presenters at CNIE shared the project they worked on to help solve this problem – they shared the idea of having students create work that was graded and they had the option of sharing publicly.

Why to use WordPress

They share their key points on this webpage. WordPress was a good choice for this institution. They key plugins they used are listed there. Content submission can happen through the Tolset plugin. I would love to try this but wonder if it would go against the LMS minimum standards that are in development at Cambrian.

Goals

How can we make this highly visual but also easy to manage? Efficient image organization is important for users and educators.

Challenges

  • Collecting and sorting the information when we are not sure if it is copyrighted
  • WordPress can be challenging to code and set up (I agree!!!)

Take-Aways

The submission process was easy – Here is what I submitted. I think I can do something like this in one of my courses that teaches nursing informatics. Hopefully my colleagues can help me figure out how. It fits perfectly with one of my courses. I also know I can use the images in my teaching materials.

When using it with students they have a choice of if they want to do this activity or another one. That is critically important when doing something open like this. Any content can be hashed according to Stephen. There needs to be a link between the person who uploaded the image and the image itself. RSS feeds might work for syndication of work to specific courses in the future.

This is so cool!

They described it as a team effort that was exciting to work on. I think it is so awesome to be able to work in teams like this that have a common vision, are flexible, and adapt to change.


NurseKillam

Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with a keen interest in improving student learning through innovation. For more information please visit http://nursekillam.com/.

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