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Teaching and Technology: What’s Now, What’s Next?*

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

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Overview: How is technology impacting teaching today? What are examples of technologies that faculty can use to enhance their teaching? How can faculty learn to use these effectively? What technologies are in our future? These are the questions that will be addressed at this conference.


Upon completion of this conference*, participants will:

  1. Discuss the impact of technology in the learning process
  2. Describe examples of technology uses in various educational settings
  3. Identify opportunities to integrate technology into teaching
Location: University of Maryland School of Nursing
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 

Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

To Register:

Fee: $75 

Continuing Nursing Education: 5.50 nursing contact hours are available for a fee of $30 per participant.

Successful Completion for Nurses:
Up to 5.5 contact hours may be awarded to a participant upon completion of this educational activity. Completion of this educational activity for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is demonstrated by attendance at accredited sessions and completion of the CNE evaluation and verification of attendance forms provided in the conference packet. All requests must be submitted within 90 days following this program. Eligible participants will receive a CNE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing within 2 – 4 weeks after submitting their request.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


8-8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45-9 Welcome
9-10 Panel Discussion: How Technology is Currently Used to Improve Teaching: Instructional Technology, Faculty, and Simulation Perspectives
Matthew Reitschel, MS; Susan Bindon, DNP, RN-BC; Mary Fey, PhD, RN, CHSE 
10-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A
Scholar-in-Residence for Simulation, National League for Nursing
"Changing Faculty Role with Emerging Technology" 
11:30 a.m.-noon Lunch
noon-1 p.m. Poster Session
1-2 Session A
Jone Tiffany, DNP, MA, RNC
Program Director, CAPS Degree Completion Nursing Program
Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
"Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning - An Overview" 
2-2:15 Break
2:15-3:15 Session B
1. Mary Pat Ulicny, MS, MHA, RN, CNE
Clinical Simulation Lab Director, University of Maryland School of Nursing Program at Shady Grove
"Interprofessional Education Opportunities in the Clinical Simulation Lab and Beyond"

2. Jone Tiffany, DNP, MA, RNC
Program Director, CAPS Degree Completion Nursing Program
Associate Professor of Nursing, Bethel University
"Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning - Hands on Practice" 

3:15-3:30 Summary, Q&A, and Evaluation

Conference participants may park in the Penn Garage located at 120 S. Penn Street. 

Call for Poster Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: CLOSED

Click here to read the accepted abstracts.

Completion of Submission:

Abstract text must be typed and not exceed 500 words in length. Only electronic submissions using the format provided will be accepted. Incomplete or faxed submissions will not be considered for review. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Clarity of abstract
  • Relevance to conference theme
  • Potential for contribution to knowledge and/or practice

Review Process, Notification, and Acceptance:

The abstracts will be judged through a blind review process (without author or institution identification) based on the criteria above. Only the lead author will receive notification of abstract status via email by Monday May 12, 2014. Your acceptance to present and a completed registration form must be received on or before Friday, May 16, 2014. Failure to register by the deadline constitutes a decline to participate.

Poster Displays:

Posters should be no larger than 3’h X 5’w and made for display with pushpins, which will be available at the conference. Posters should visually identify programs or research projects by depicting concepts and context at a glance. Authors will have the opportunity to discuss materials and provide related handouts.

The poster sessions will take place during a catered luncheon from noon-1 p.m. in the School of Nursing. This time period and venue will facilitate ample opportunities for networking.

*Conference funded in part by NSPII Grant #12-117

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