Experiences of Nursing Faculty and Students with Telepresence robots during COVID-19 Pandemic
Background: Telepresence robots provide real-time audio, video, and mobility features, allowing faculty and students to en-gage in learning experiences without being physically present. Problem: With multiple students and faculty members needing to quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a flexible learning environment was essential. Approach: The telepresence robots were used as an innovative approach for both faculty and students to engage in learning experiences offered in a variety of settings. Outcome: Feedback was obtained from faculty and students about the use of and satisfaction with telepresence robots. The robots were easy to use and posed only a few technological challenges, which were easily overcome. Conclusions: Telepresence robots were effective tools in overcoming teaching and learning barriers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The telepresence robots have many applications, including use in clinical and community settings.
Abuatiq, Alham; Brown, Rusell Wayne; Plemmons, Cristina; Walstrom, Beth; Hultman, Cassy; Currier, Danielle; Schmit, Marie; Kyinge, Valborg; Horsley, Leann T.; and Mennenga, Heidi A., "Experiences of Nursing Faculty and Students with Telepresence robots during COVID-19 Pandemic" (2021). ETSU Faculty Works. 841.