2018-19 TLTM Award Winners:
Judy Crewell, JoAnn Crownover, Lisa Zenoni, Karen LeDuc

College

Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Grant

Swivl Technology Applied in the Classroom Setting

Summary

Overview: Nursing is a practice profession thus student clinical preparation with our community partners is as critical as classroom theory courses. The requirements for our students attending these clinical sites are dictated by our clinical partners. LHSON must comply with their requirements to maintain our placements at the various sites in a highly competitive market with over 40 nursing programs in Colorado and 11 plus nursing schools in the Denver metro area. The requirements for each clinical placement has become increasingly complex and time consuming for our students to be in compliance prior to attending their clinical rotations. In addition, the students are required to complete any computer training associated with these requirements.

During the last 2-3 years most hospitals in the Denver metro area have adopted and rolled out specific (EPIC) computer software. The roll out dates in implementing the start of these programs vary across the city and within hospital systems. There is no standardized start or consistent orientation programs. Consequently, our students are required, whenever the hospitals offers dates and is convenient for their trainers, to attend 4-8 hour training sessions at the hospital site. The only time students are exempt from the required training is if they have been to the hospital and had their specific training program, no other training at another facility is accepted. This requirement is very disruptive to the students schedule because the scheduled computer training times occur during their four hour classes and lab periods. Thus, multiple students miss important information, class interaction, presentations, and/or exams. Available Swivl equipment would allow the same class content to be available to those students who must attend computer training off campus.

Problem: The need to obtain adequate technology, readily available, to capture classroom activities for students who are required to attend mandatory computer training for clinical rotations in the community. The use for this equipment may occur every 5-8 weeks year around in multiple courses involving many students. Students required to attend computer training may be in 3 different classes occurring at the same time. LHSON has approximately 350 students in 3 different program options over a 12 month period. Several of these courses have a clinical component requiring the computer training.

Solution: LHSON, in problem solving, explored solutions with IT but discovered they did not have the personnel or video equipment for four hour classes. However, IDT has the Swivl technology which is easy and simple to use in the classroom. We've trained two LHSON staff but they need readily available equipment to assist faculty with the taping of the class content for classes, which typically run from 8-12, 1-5 or 5-9. The video can then be uploaded into Worldclass.

Swivl is a robotic platform which can be used for recording presentations or class lectures. Users can connect a smartphone or tablet, or a DSLR camera, and use the free Swivl app to record video of the presentation.

Swivl is a three-part solution:
  1. Swivl Capture App: FREE and available on iOS and Android. The app allows users to easily capture video alone or video paired with presentation materials. Videos captured with the app are sent to Swivl Cloud.
  2. Swivl Cloud: This FREE service provides unlimited storage space and sharing capabilities. Users can access videos at cloud.swivl.com to share with others via email, public URL or embedded into other platforms (i.e., Worldclass).
  3. Swivl Robot: The robot enhances video capture by wirelessly following the movement of the speaker and capturing high quality audio using a built in microphone.

Technology Purchased