Janice Sinoski

Janice Sinoski

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I work in higher education and have a class of 46 students in a foundation of nursing theory class. The students vary in age from 19-35 and I can see differences in work ethic and in the ability of the older students to remain focused. What are some of your best strategies for keeping the entire class engaged?


I see mixed reality as a means to offer students a variety of learning options to meet their learning needs. Funding for MR will continue to be a challenge. Perhaps education and large corporations can intersect to better prepare students by funding emerging technologies that will improve student outcomes and help create a more competent and confident workforce.

AR opportunities in healthcare education abound!  With the inclusion of Digital Moulage™ in AR, simulation scenarios can tackle complex scenarios by incorporating audio, video, and image files using QR codes to provide the students with a realistic experience in an intensive care and emergency room settings.

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Virtual reality has the potential to impact each student by increasing the level of interest and engagement in a course or activity. I can envision VR being used in nursing education to teach skills, improve clinical judgment, and develop interdisciplinarily scenarios that will involve multiple providers. 

Comment on Carolyn Farrell's post: Comment on Carolyn Farrell's post: I agree Carolyn that virtual and augmented reality is another step in providing nursing students with an alternative to specialty clinical scenarios where we can ensure each student has the same clinical experience. With increasing competition for clinical sites and limitations placed on how many nursing students can attend a site, educators must be creative and use technology to support student learning. What we really need to be asking is if students can apply the clinical judgment skills learned through virtual reality to real-life clinical scenarios. 

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This coming spring, I look forward to creating rubrics for my research and leadership class. With the knowledge I have gained from this course, I feel prepared to take on the challenge! Thank you for an informative and practical approach to learning about rubric creation.

The creation of a reliable rubric is a skill that must be learned. EL 109 takes the learner through the process of developing a rubric that will ensure the learner understands the types of rubrics and the design techniques necessary to create a fair assessment tool for student performance. Although the process of designing rubrics is time-intensive, the effort will save time during grading and ensure fairness in the grading process. 


Designing a dynamic and technology-enriched course increases student engagement and supports iPad technology in nursing education at the University of Lynchburg. As an Apple-designated school, the nursing faculty strives to create opportunities for students to use their iPad in the classroom, clinical, and simulation settings.  After completing EL107, I feel more confident in designing learning opportunities that take into account the diversity of students and the customization of student learning through project-based learning.

I look forward to incorporating the new knowledge into my spring 2022 courses!


The use of dynamic instructional design engages learners in the classroom and fosters curiosity.  Fostering curiosity at a young age can lead to a lifetime of learning.

A dynamic classroom keeps the students engaged and creates opportunities for students to become curious about learning. Curiosity builds learning in the class that can lead to lifelong learners in the workplace.


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