Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with expertise using social media to support learning.
She excelled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Masters of Science in Nursing program at Laurentian University and proceeded to work as a nurse, researcher and educator. As a nurse she has experience in acute, community and long-term care. Her research has focused on student perceptions of safety in clinical learning, rural nursing education, interprofessional education and social media in education. A commitment to innovation and student success drives her teaching approaches. As an educator, she strives to reflect the characteristics of someone students can feel connected to and comfortable with – flexible, available, approachable, supportive, empathetic, honest, trustworthy, and fair.
It is a place for showcasing reflective practice. Take a look inside my head as I share questions that I have, challenges I have faced or my views on current issues. Sometimes I may express opinions or frustrations. Ideally others will find the content useful in some way and start engaging as a community. I welcome critique and discussion!
I am sure that this blog will evolve with time – as should any project that is grounded in constant evaluation and reflection. Please take the time to visit my blog and let me know what you think – good or bad.
Come study with me on Thursdays and understand the hardest parts of education through relevant teaching materials created regularly. I do my best to post videos posted bi-weekly or more based on topic requests from subscribers like you. In 2017 I also started doing on camera videos and hope to try live video soon.
Videos come complete with study tips, focused explanation of areas to study for your exam and helpful discussion questions to help you remember and apply what you need to know. Share videos and discuss the topics with students from around the world to study more effectively and Ace your next exam. This channel cuts down study time while helping you get a higher mark.
I love using YouTube as an innovative and on-demand teaching tool. Let me know what videos would help you and I will make them!
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