Webinar: Adapting the Teaching of Nursing Students During Lockdown with Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning Techniques

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In this webinar, Ricci Wesselink, Senior Lecturer at the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) shares how changing their traditional educational model to a flipped classroom and blended learning approach improved student outcomes and pass rates for their health science courses.

Learn about:

  • Blended Learning techniques
  • Flipped Classroom techniques
  • Approaches to teaching in the health sciences during lockdown with remote or hybrid models
  • Delivering improved student outcomes
  • New online learning platforms for authoring content and active learning

Find out more: Effectiveness of blended learning in nursing education »


By taking the traditional model of a two hour lecture, two hour lab, and one hour of homework and converting the lecture content into lessons using Lt’s cloud-based platform, Wintec was able to introduce more diversity into the ways that students experience the science they were learning. 

With blended learning and flipped classrooms they were able to introduce a model where students experience pre-learning followed by a lab and discussion, ultimately improving mean grades by 10-20%. While Flipped and Blended learning are equally as valuable for onsite learning, they can be particularly useful in the COVID-19 environment for remote and hybrid learning.

Related: Lt for Nursing - Educating the Practitioner of the Future (webinar) »

About the speaker:

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Ricci Wesselink
Senior ​Academic Staff Member, Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)
Ricci currently teaches the second semester of the Bachelor degree programs in the Health Sciences for Nursing, Midwifery, and Physiotherapy. In 2019, Ricci was a finalist for the Kudos Science Excellence Award for the difference she made in student learning by flipping the education model.

Additional Resources:

Case Study: How the Otago Polytechnic School of Nursing uses Lt to increase student engagement and improve pass rates »

Educator Insights: Using Lt to Guide Case Based Learning in years 1-3 of an undergraduate Medical Program »

How Lt's Nursing Collection aligns with the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses »

From novice to proficiency: the potential of Lt from an undergraduate nursing program perspective »