NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology
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NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology

NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology

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Capella University

NURS-FPX 6109 Integrating Technology into Nursing Education

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Implementation Steps

Our detailed plan for implementing the Learning Management System (LMS) is based on foresight and meticulous organization. We have broken down the process into steps that serve as the foundation, for our implementation strategy. This method guarantees an organized transition ensuring that everything aligns smoothly for the possible results. By taking a progressive, phased approach, we aim to minimize disruption, ensure all stakeholders are well-prepared and confident in the use of the new system, and optimize the potential benefits that the new LMS brings to our organization.

Steps

  1. Vendor Selection and Procurement: We will conduct a thorough analysis of available LMS vendors, comparing features, user-friendliness, cost, and support services to select the right platform for our needs. Once the most fitting LMS vendor is identified, we will negotiate the contract and complete the procurement process (Akinola & Telukdarie, 2023).
  2. System Setup and Customization: Following procurement, the next step involves setting up and customizing the LMS to align with our specific educational and institutional requirements. This process includes tailoring user roles, access permissions, and interface design to our organization’s needs (Poór et al., 2020).
  3. Content Migration: All our existing educational content, resources, and training modules will be seamlessly migrated to the new system. This content might need reviewing and updating to ensure its effectiveness within the context of the new platform (Akinola & Telukdarie, 2023).
  4. Training the Trainers: Before introducing the LMS to all staff members, our nursing educators will receive in-depth training on using and managing the system. As key players in this transition, they will subsequently serve as primary resources for other staff members (Li & Yu, 2022).
  5. User Training: All nursing staff members will undergo comprehensive training to understand how to effectively use the LMS. This will involve interactive sessions on navigation, system features, and utilizing the resources available (Poór et al., 2020).
  6. System Launch: After all, testing, troubleshooting, and training have been completed, the new LMS will officially be launched for use across the organization.
  7. Continuous Review and Improvement: Post-implementation, we will maintain an ongoing review process, which includes collecting user feedback, identifying areas for improvement, and ensuring the LMS is being used effectively and is achieving its intended objectives (Poór et al., 2020).

NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology

Our contingency plans are also designed to be adaptable and flexible, acknowledging that while we can predict some issues, others might arise unexpectedly. As such, our response strategies incorporate the provision of additional resources, reinforcement of user confidence through enhanced support, and active engagement with staff to address any concerns or resistance.  Potential issues could include technical glitches, difficulties in adoption among some staff members due to their varying degrees of digital literacy, and the need for additional or more comprehensive training.

For instance, if technical issues arise, our dedicated support team will be available to provide prompt assistance. Similarly, in case of resistance or hesitation from some staff members, we have plans to provide extra training and support to help them get comfortable with the new system. This flexibility underscores our commitment to ensuring a successful transition to the new LMS, regardless of the challenges we may encounter along the way. Ultimately, these plans aim to sustain a conducive learning environment, support staff in their professional development, and uphold the quality of patient care delivery.

Resource Requirements

Successful implementation of the proposed Learning Management System (LMS) goes beyond simply selecting the right technology and procuring it. It involves comprehensive planning and careful allocation of resources in key areas. In this regard, we have identified four critical resource areas: Human Resources, Capital Resources, Budget Projections, and Technical Support Requirements. Here is an expanded view of what each of these areas entails.

Human Resources

A central pillar in this transition will be our people. This includes a dedicated LMS administrator responsible for managing and overseeing the system’s successful integration. Along with this, we need a reliable technical support team to troubleshoot and maintain the system. Another critical group is our nursing educators, who will facilitate the training process, enabling a smooth transition for the rest of the staff (Maslov et al., 2021). The role of each of these key players will be defined, and the necessary training will be provided to ensure they are equipped to support the change.

Capital Resources

The financial aspect of the LMS implementation is of utmost importance. The initial outlay will cover the cost of the platform itself and any associated implementation costs, including system customization, content migration, and training. The provision of these funds is crucial to establish the foundation of our new educational technology (Mahmoud & Withorn, 2023). Hence, careful financial planning and allocation are paramount to meet these capital needs without disrupting our operational budget.

Budget Projections

Beyond the initial setup, we must also account for the system’s ongoing costs. This includes maintenance fees, potential system upgrades, continuous training sessions, and expansion costs as we scale (Mahmoud & Withorn, 2023). These projections must be integrated into our long-term budget plans to ensure the LMS’s sustainability and growth. Therefore, the budget will be continually reviewed and adjusted in response to evolving financial needs and obligations.

Technical Support Requirements

The role of technical support extends beyond the initial setup. Ensuring the LMS’s smooth operation necessitates a robust technical support team that’s available to resolve issues, maintain system uptime, perform regular maintenance, and provide support to staff as they adapt to the new system. Their presence will help foster a user-friendly environment, promoting efficient and effective use of the LMS (Maslov et al., 2021). Further, the technical support team will work closely with the LMS administrator and the users to continually enhance the system’s functionality and user experience.

End-User Training Requirements

Ensuring the success of our Learning Management System (LMS) relies heavily on the readiness of our users. We acknowledge that our nursing staff, who are our users possess varying degrees of comfort. While this presents a challenge it also provides an opportunity, for growth and learning. To capitalize on this opportunity and bridge any gaps in skills we have developed a detailed training program. This program goes beyond an introduction to the LMS; it is an effort to enhance the digital skills of our staff members. Through this program we not aim for a transition to the LMS but also invest in empowering our personnel with the confidence to navigate the digital future of healthcare education.

Understanding the Current Knowledge Level

The first step involves assessing the existing level of proficiency among our staff members. We will conduct an evaluation that includes surveys and practical assessments specifically designed to gauge their familiarity and comfort with technologies. The assessment results will form the foundation for customizing our training approach to address each user’s needs and areas for improvement.

Setting Clear Performance Expectations

We anticipate that through training all members of our staff will become skilled in using the Learning Management System (LMS). This expertise includes mastering navigation within the system performing tasks to their roles, accessing and utilizing resources effectively, as well as managing data input proficiently. To ensure these skills are developed, we will create clear, role-based performance checklists that outline expected proficiencies with the LMS. We have established a timeline for all users to achieve this expected level of competence. To gauge progress towards these expectations we will employ performance metrics which will enable us to tailor our training methods and support systems.

Initial and Ongoing Support Needs

To ensure a smooth transition we will offer initial training sessions. These sessions will be tailored based on the outcomes of our assessments. Our assessment approach includes one-on-one interviews, digital literacy tests, and self-reported questionnaires. This comprehensive assessment will enable us to determine each individual’s comfort and proficiency level with technology and specifically, Learning Management Systems. Moreover, it will provide us with information on individual support needs which can be addressed and improved in future plans. We will provide a practical hands-on introduction to the LMS. As employees grow more comfortable with the system ongoing support will be available. This includes online help guides, FAQ sections, real-time chat assistance in personal support when needed, and refresher courses.

NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology

Based on the feedback from our assessments, we will also create custom support plans for those who need additional assistance. Additionally, we aim to create a forum that’s user-friendly where individuals can share their experiences address challenges they encounter along the way, and find solutions collaboratively. Our ultimate objective is not to introduce technology but also to guarantee its effective and efficient utilization, within our educational environment. Therefore prioritizing user-centered training and providing support remain aspects of our implementation plan.

Evaluation

Evaluating the effectiveness of our implemented LMS is crucial in our pursuit of improved learning experiences and enhanced patient care. Such an evaluation offers insights into the impact of this technology allowing us to understand its strengths and areas for improvement. Moreover, by basing our assessment on defined parameters that can be measured objectively we ensure an evaluation that goes beyond subjective opinions or individual experiences. This comprehensive overview provides us with an understanding of how this technology functions, within our educational environment.

Performance Measurement Data:

The principal goal of the LMS is to enhance our nursing staff’s knowledge and skills. To evaluate this, we will conduct periodic competency tests and review the application of the learned skills in their roles. Monitoring users’ activity on the LMS platform – the frequency of use, completion rates of training modules, and test scores – will give us tangible data to assess competency improvements (Mahdavi Ardestani et al., 2023).

User Satisfaction Assessment:

User satisfaction is another crucial barometer of the LMS’s success. We plan to conduct surveys and feedback sessions to gather the opinions of our staff about different aspects of the LMS. This includes assessing the user interface the relevance of the content and its impact, on their learning experience (Mahmoud & Withorn 2023).

Impact on Patient Care Outcomes:

The ultimate measure of our LMS’s success is its ability to improve care. To gauge this we will monitor patient outcomes such as satisfaction scores, hospital readmission rates, and medication error rates before. After implementing the LMS (Mahdavi Ardestani et al., 2023). Comparing these metrics will provide us with an understanding of how effective the system’s 

Future Plans

By collecting and analyzing this data we can conclude the LMS. These insights will guide us in making any necessary adjustments to improve the system itself, its content, or its training methods. For example, if satisfaction scores indicate difficulty in navigating the platform we may simplify the interface. Provide user training. This iterative approach based on data-driven decision-making will not enhance the effectiveness of our LMS. Also, create better learning experiences for our nursing staff and ultimately result in superior care, for our patients.

References

Akinola, S., & Telukdarie, A. (2023). Sustainable digital transformation in healthcare: Advancing a digital vascular health innovation solution. Sustainability, 15(13), 10417. https://doi.org/10.3390/su151310417 

Liu, M., & Yu, D. (2022). Towards intelligent E-learning systems. Education and Information Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-022-11479-6 

Mahdavi Ardestani, S. F., Adibi, S., Golshan, A., & Sadeghian, P. (2023). Factors influencing the effectiveness of e-learning in healthcare: A fuzzy ANP study. Healthcare, 11(14), 2035. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11142035

NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Vila Health: Implementing New Educational Technology

Mahmoud, S., & Withorn, T. (2023). Faculty-librarian collaboration to enhance information literacy skills in an online nursing course. Nursing Education Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000001145 

Maslov, I., Nikou, S., & Hansen, P. (2021). Exploring user experience of learning management system. The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology38(4), 344-363. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijilt-03-2021-0046 

Poór, J., Sasvári, P., Szalay, Z., Pető, I., Gyurián, N., Suhajda, C., & Zsigri, F. (2020). The implementation and management of e-learning in companies: The state of e-learning in Hungary based on empirical research. Journal of Engineering Management and Competitiveness, 10(1), 3–14. https://doi.org/10.5937/jemc2001003p