Grossmont College Technology Plan 2007-2010.

Technology

Health Professions

Description

The Health Professions Computer Center (Room 352A) was upgraded in summer 2003 and the number of workstations increased to 30.  There is an instructor workstation at the front of the lab, an Elmo book camera and an overhead digital video projector.  The Nursing Department has obtained mobile, wireless computer bays which has reduced some of the pressure on the lab and increased availability to other programs.  Use of the Center continues to increase and requires mutual agreement between instructors in various allied health programs to insure adequate availability to students.  The Center is staffed by tutors from a pool of students from the Cardiovascular Technology Program.  Hours of operation are Monday Thursday, 9:00 AM 6:00 PM and Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  There is also a wide array of instructional technology used by the Health Professions programs throughout the 300 North building.  These were listed in detail in the Technology Plan, 2004-2007 and remain essentially unchanged.  As the result of a review of Supervised Tutoring policy, two workstations at the back of the room have been designated for student use to check email when the computers are not being used for dedicated classes or course-related work.

 

Curriculum Impact

The use of instructional technology continues to grow with a greater emphasis on the ability to teach hospital-based protocols via simulation.  Time for clinical experience in local hospitals remains at a premium and more instructors are turning to this instructional mode.

                                            

Approximate Number of Students Served

The HP Computer Center serves all students in all Health Professions programs as follows:

 

Nursing 162

Respiratory Therapy 82

Occupational Therapy Assistant -  34

Cardiovascular Technology 106

 

Total = 384

 

In addition there are students from ROP programs who use the center for individual course work and some dedicated classes.

 

Support Impact

ICS support of the Health Professions Computer Center continues to be outstanding.  Technicians have been readily available to solve problems and support the lab.

 

Year 1 (2007-2008)

 Objective

Purchase and install instructional technology, upgrade existing technology and provide up-to-date technology to instructors and support staff.

 

Action to Meet Objective

 

Purchase and install a combination DVD/VCR player in Room 329B

Purchase and install overhead digital projector in 329B

Upgrade overhead digital projector in Room 355

Upgrade faculty computer and printer Nancy Tendal (Nursing faculty)

Purchase and install 2 printers to support the Sim-Man simulation lab

Upgrade faculty computer and printer Donna Swanson-Perlett (SLPA Coordinator)

Upgrade computers and monitors to flat-screen technology in Room 330 (Respiratory Therapy Lab)

Upgrade faculty computer, monitor and printer Rebecca Handley (RT Instructor)

Upgrade computer and Elmo book camera in Room 342

Upgrade faculty/coordinator computer Lorenda Sibold-Phelan (RT Coordinator)

Upgrade Respiratory Therapy secretary computer

Purchase programmable communications devices for OTA Program

DVD Recorder/Digital Camera Combination for OTA Program

 

Year 2 (2008-2009)

 Objective

Purchase additional instructional technology and continue to upgrade.

 

Action to Meet Objective

Purchase documentation software for the OTA Program

 

Year 3 (2009-2010)

Objective

Upgrade Elmo Book Cameras in Rooms 325A and Room 349

 

Action to Meet Objective

Purchase and install instructional technology and upgrades.

 


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