Laura Killam

Empowering Students to Learn Their Way!

Profile

Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with expertise using social media to support open learning.

She excelled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and Masters of Science in Nursing program at Laurentian University and proceeded to work as a nurse, researcher and educator. As a nurse she has experience in acute, community and long-term care. Her research has focused on student perceptions of safety in clinical learning, rural nursing education, interprofessional education and social media in education. A commitment to innovation and student success drives her teaching approaches.  (more…)

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Innovation

I am known as an innovator and “techie”…

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Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, I embody what I believe are the fundamental characteristics of an effective teacher. Ultimately, my goal is to empower students to learn in ways that bring meaning to the course material so they will remember and value it in their careers. As such, I have purposely requested courses that students may have concerns about in order to make these courses fun and enjoyable and set students up for success. If I can take the fear out of learning and turn it into a passion, my job is complete.

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Research

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Scholarship

Lifelong learning is an important part of excellence and professionalism. As guided by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Boyer’s model is used to organize the presentation of my scholarly activities.
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Service

My commitment to education extends beyond my role as an educator. more…

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