Jane Campbell (Nursing) presented "Incorporating Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) into a Newly Revised Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum" at the Association of Advancement for Education Research conference on Hutchinson Island, Fla. PDAs are used in many healthcare settings and implications for their use in undergraduate nursing programs are becoming more evident. Campbell suggested the use and familiarity with PDAs must begin early in educational programs to prepare the next generation of nursing students to deliver quality care. However, before becoming a prerequisite into a newly revised curriculum, a baseline of usefulness and perceived ease of use should be established.

Christi Edge (Education) presented "Minding the Gap: Avoiding Chasms of Confusion and Fogs of Frustration" at the Annual Conference of American Reading Forum, held in December on Sanibel Island, Fla. She participated in a Problems Court that presented and invited data from the field on how policy changes and mandates have affected, continue to affect and may affect teaching and learning in the K-12 schools and the teacher education programs across the nation in ways that fail to mind this learning "gap." The guiding question of the Problems Court was, "How has increasing policy guidance within our varied teaching and learning contexts affected our work as teachers and teacher educators in ways that either support our colleagues and students successfully moving through learning gaps or hinder their efforts and allow them to fall into a chasm of confusion and a fog of frustration?"

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