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A Shameful Day to Be A Republican

my_tombstoneAlas, I was a lifelong Republican, though with the rise of rabid anti-gay fundamentalism and the suspicion of those who are not white, conservative, gun-loving, climate-change-denying, Christians, I cannot fathom what my political idols, Lincoln or (yes, indeed, this it true) Reagan would think about the rise of the Republican Party’s de facto nominee Trump’s “I’d like to punch him in the face” to the Senate’s refusal to even talk about or open for a vote the new Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, a patriot and good man if ever there was one.

What, Mitch McConnell won’t even speak with the man who ran the Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber investigations? Has politics made the Republican Party more American than America itself? I rarely criticize politics in this way, but I feel so disgusted I can almost scream.

Shameful.

Introducing Twitter as an assessed component of the undergraduate nursing curriculum: case study – An Article Review

nurse_social_mediaThankful for one of my colleagues (who I somehow was not following on Twitter, but that is now all settled!) Ian Guest for pointing this article out to me, as it is somewhat consistent with some of my Twitter extra credit work for my nursing and management students.

1/ I read Jones, Kelsey, Nelmes, Chinn, Chinn, & Proctor-Childs (2016)…

2/ …Introducing Twitter as an assessed component of the undergraduate nursing curriculum: case study doi: 10.1111/jan.12935

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Perspectives on social media in and as research: A synthetic review – An Article Review

media-998990_1280While yesterday was a day to celebrate our current and past presidents, I was able to engage in a bit of reading. Thus, a new article review on a topic of great interest and importance to me — the differences between using social media and researching social media — along with many other issues related to the literature in this area.

1/ I read Lafferty & Manca (2015) Perspectives on social media in and as research: A synthetic review DOI: 10.3109/09540261.2015.1009419 #5Papers

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Co-constructing controversy: Content analysis of collaborative knowledge negotiation in online communities – An Article Summary

toys-950148_1920I read a fascinating article on knowledge sharing and co-creation, and think it is quite timely for #5Papers:

1/ I read Hara & Sanfilippo (2016) Co-constructing controversy: Content analysis of collaborative knowledge negotiation in online communities http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1142595 #5Papers

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To Twitter to Woo: Harnessing the power of social media (SoMe) in nurse education to enhance the student’s experience – An Article Summary

office-605503_1280I am working with some of my nursing students (and learners in general) on using Twitter as extra credit to promote professional development and presence, and suggested this article as a wonderful study for how to use Twitter within nursing education. Thus, today’s #5Papers:

1/ I read Sinclair, McLoughlin, & Warne (2015) To Twitter to Woo: Harnessing the power of social media (SoMe) in nurse education… #NURS761 #NURS840

2/ … to enhance the student’s experience http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.002

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