Nursing Education

Enhancing the Student Experience With Video Assessment

A short video clip focused on how GoReact helps nursing students continue learning outside the classroom

Dr. Ali Galindo explains how GoReact simplifies video technology, while giving nursing students more opportunities for hands-on learning.


Hillary Gamblin:

What is it about video assessment that better prepares students for that first day on the job as a nurse?

Dr. Ali Galindo:

All right. So definitely I think that even though we are back on campus, we have to remember that we have supplemental tools that can help with learning when the students are outside of the classroom. So I pulled out a quote from Ben Franklin, smart dude this guy. “Tell me, and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” And that’s what we want. We want an opportunity for students to have time during nursing school to have formative learning and building blocks. So to answer your question, what do know about what leads to that summative amount of knowledge that students can walk away from? We know that they need hands on practice. We know that there is positing the literature on how adopting certain technologies affects students’ learning. And we know that there’s evidence supporting that applied learning opportunities, hands on, experiential learning, do exist to augment student learning.

Dr. Ali Galindo:

So a few years ago I came across GoReact, believe it or not, on Facebook. And I was looking at it and I was like, “Oh my God, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for.” I had been having students post videos on YouTube. I was teaching fully remote at the time. And what I found was students had a hard time knowing how to upload information, how to keep it as an unlisted number versus a private. To make a long story short, when I piloted GoReact that very first semester, I couldn’t believe how quick, easy, user friendly the platform was. My students could reach their goals. I could reach my goals. And I discovered that video assessment enhances the students’ experience. It enhanced their engagement. They were so eager to get my feedback, to see where they could improve their skills.