NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Implementation of Proposed Educational Technology
Implementation of Proposed Educational Technology
Videoconferencing tools have several benefits for improving educational endeavor’s in healthcare organizations and medical institutions. After a comprehensive comparison, the proposed technology is the Goto Meeting tool that offers myriad benefits to educators and learners in learning settings. For example, the tool is beneficial in promoting education because it encourages collaboration and helps create more knowledge-based classrooms. It also helps teachers connect to students across the globe and remote areas; moreover, lessons can be recorded to listen to in the future (Calle et al. 2017). This report provides a technology implementation plan for the Goto Meeting to enhance the learning outcomes of this institution.
Steps in a Plan to Implement Changes in Existing Technologies
Thousands of institutions and educators trust Goto Meeting for its ability to provide better collaboration between faculty members and secure communication with learners. The first step to empowering people with online education is to identify technology policies that help govern the Organization. The existing technology policies are a foundation against which new and improved technology plans are established. The new policy will be a product of brand-new tools and plans (Fiske, 2019). The Organization must include acceptable use policies (AUPs) and ensure that all student records remain private. The new policy can impact the technology implementation plan, such as the financial contingencies or security safeguards for different transactions performed in the institution (Matsumoto, 2021). The plan must incorporate the acquisition, maintenance, and disposal of technology along with information security policies.
The new technology plan can be formal, considering the implications of funding and spending on new technologies. It helps to identify timelines and milestones, such as one week for implementing and testing Goto Meeting on campus. The plan includes budget goals such as $30,000 to acquire secure hardware and software. Moreover, infrastructure and support for infrastructure is also a vital part of this plan, including computer systems and equipment installation.
NURS FPX 6109 Assessment 4 Implementation of Proposed Educational Technology
Moreover, getting teachers and learners onboard is crucial step to help them get accustomed to new tools and devices acquired by the school. Moreover, active engagement of students is another vital part of this implementation plan to help students work independently or collaboratively (Shah, 2021). Allowing students to refine their skills is crucial such as balancing budgets using spreadsheets, creative slide shows, and attaching documents and emails. This will allow them to get familiarized with the new technology.
Problems and Contingency
Some problems with the video conferencing need a contingency plan. For instance, the quality of audio not up to scratch can disallow users to hear each other properly; this can reduce their productivity levels. An unreliable internet connection and security problems can arise which can worry both teachers and learners. Some system and functionality issues can also hamper the learning environment virtually created through this technology (Unni et al., 2021). Therefore, the Organization needs a certified network infrastructure and troubleshooting professionals team (a team of ten people at least) to take care of these issues.
Resource Requirements for a Successful Technology Change Implementation
There are a few challenges regarding videoconferencing setup for the entire team. Thankfully, the basic hardware is already available in the Organization. However, the Organization needs the best facilities for videoconferencing education because the equipment must work properly, and the network must provide high-quality video teaching (Shah, 2021).
For example, the equipment must support 1280×720 resolution for video conferencing services. The cameras must support 3840×2160 (4K) as well. There is a need for fast computer processors for audio and video quality. To ensure the best quality of today’s modern videoconferencing, computer systems must have a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor (Odendaal et al., 2020). Moreover, depending on the resolution requirements, the desirable network bandwidth would be 1 Mbps, which is enough for 15 fps at 720p resolution. The hardware needed requires microphones, video display screens, and other software requirements. The software must be fully integrated with the hardware. Finally, a mobile video conferencing app is required to give participants access to the video conferencing sessions using their own smartphones and gadgets.
The End-User Training Requirements
According to Fiske (2019), end-user training is an institution’s process of educating customers or employees about using products or services. This happens through using guided digital learning tools and the best practices to ensure improved training of students (in this context). The users must also get training regarding successful technology change implementation (Matsumoto, 2021). Here are a few steps to ensure a wise training strategy is implemented in the institution:
Understanding End-user Needs
Administrators and educators must not make assumptions about what kind of learning experiences will work best for their students and learners using the Goto Meeting. Conversely, they must begin by working with a subject matter expert (SME) who better knows what learners need to gain more knowledge and benefit from this technology.
Look at Performance
Goto Meeting can become a part of the learning management system LMS that empowers the whole user training program. Managers must consider metrics that provide user-level insights. These insights are vital for helping learners meet their training objectives and gain an enhanced learning opportunities and experience (Calle et al., 2017).
Create and Update the Relevant Content
Once the training goals are all developed, the next step is to create content that can help people reach training goals or update existing content to realign it with new objectives. The Organization can use experienced content or a subject matter expert for that purpose (SME).
Prepare for Launch
The next step is to collaborate with the designer and SME to get ready to launch the staff training program. Firstly, it is a positive thought that all communication logistics must be launched with the leadership team. That will ensure that all the leaders are on the same page.
After the successful launch of the training program, the management should run it for a few weeks and observe the metrics they have collected to evaluate its success or failure.
A Plan to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Technology Change
Since implementing the new technology is a constantly changing process, effective evaluation is vital to help planners redesign their strategies to align with new realities. For example, revisions for revising a plan are important based on the current evaluation findings (Brunson, 2020). The company must set evaluation timelines as a part of this “evaluation cycle”. Reviewing the plan is vital to determine the achievement of desired goals. Moreover, leaders and educators must also analyze implementation benchmarks and new budget trends to make this plan successful. The technical performance of the new tool is important to measure in terms of students benefiting from the new technology. This will help managers to record the user enrichment record to ensure better student performance. Therefore, progress can be measured by getting the students through various surveys and questionnaires. This will help in planning audits in the future.
Criteria for Evaluation
Finally, the company can use experiential e-learning as the framework to evaluate technology’s general characteristics and learning-related features. This will ensure that the usability of the new technology is good. Analyzing system features concerning their influence on the quality of education is crucial. These outcomes and results will provide a roadmap for choosing effective videoconferencing systems and tools to support better learning and guidance for the future.
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