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Unveiling the mobile learning paradox


Mather, C and Cummings, E, Unveiling the mobile learning paradox, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 218 pp. 126-31. ISSN 0926-9630 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 The authors and IOS Press This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-574-6-126


A mobile learning paradox exists in Australian healthcare settings. Although it is increasingly acknowledged that timely, easy, and convenient access to health information using mobile learning technologies can enhance care and improve patient outcomes, currently there is an inability for nurses to access information at the point of care. Rapid growth in the use of mobile technology has created challenges for learning and teaching in the workplace. Easy access to educational resources via mobile devices challenges traditional strategies of knowledge and skill acquisition. Redesign of learning and teaching in the undergraduate curriculum and the development of policies to support the use of mobile learning at point of care is overdue. This study explored mobile learning opportunities used by clinical supervisors in tertiary and community-based facilities in two Australian States. Individual, organisation and systems level governance were sub-themes of professionalism that emerged as the main theme and impacts on learning and teaching in situ in healthcare environments. It is imperative healthcare work redesign includes learning and teaching that supports professional identity formation of students during work integrated learning.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mobile learning, mlearning, clinical supervision, work integrated learning, learning in situ
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:102367
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-08-17
Last Modified:2018-02-09
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