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Issues for deployment of mobile learning by nurses in Australian healthcare settings


Mather, C and Cummings, E, Issues for deployment of mobile learning by nurses in Australian healthcare settings, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 225 pp. 277-281. ISSN 0926-9630 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-277


Undergraduate nursing curricula are being redesigned to include strategies for deployment of mobile learning as a legitimate nursing function. A recent online survey exploring the use of mobile learning by undergraduate student nurses revealed barriers, challenges, risks, and benefits to using mobile learning at the workplace. Inability to access mobile learning at both individual and organisational levels impacted on student learning and teaching opportunities. Students also indicated that educational preparation for ensuring appropriate use of mobile learning is necessary to guide learning and teaching in situ at point of care. This highlights the need for the development of policy to guide best practice that will enable this new pedagogy to be fully utilised for learning and teaching in healthcare settings. Until governance of mobile learning in educational and healthcare settings in Australia is addressed, harnessing the indubitable benefit of mobile learning and teaching will be unachievable.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mobile learning, undergraduate nurses, learning and teaching, governance, deployment
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:109764
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-30
Last Modified:2018-04-04
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