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Mobile learning: A workforce development strategy for nurse supervisors

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Mather, C and Cummings, E, Mobile learning: A workforce development strategy for nurse supervisors, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 204 pp. 98-103. ISSN 0926-9630 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-427-5-98

Abstract

Digital technology provides opportunities for using mobile learning strategies in healthcare environments. To realise the vision of the National Workforce Development Strategy there needs to be innovation of health professionals to further develop knowledge and skills of clinical supervisors to access and gain an understanding of the value of mobile learning at the workplace. The use of digital technology by clinical supervisors was explored in 2012 as part of a teaching development grant to evaluate the use of Web 2.0 technology to develop a community of practice about clinical supervision. Prior to developing the virtual network of clinical supervisors, feedback about the use of Web 2.0 technology by clinicians was sought via an online survey. Over 90% of respondents used social media, 85% understood what a blog and wiki were and approximately half of the respondents used smart phones. More than one-third indicated they would participate in a virtual community of practice and would like to receive information about clinical facilitation at least once per week. Findings indicate both inhibitors and opportunities for workforce development within healthcare environments that need to be addressed. Support of graduate-ready nurses can be achieved through an integrated outlook that enables health professionals within organisations to undertake mobile learning in situ. A flexible and collaborative approach to continuing professional development within organisations could enhance practice development and could positively impact on workforce development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:mlearning, clinical supervision, digital technology, work integrated learning
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Mather, C (Ms Carey Mather)
Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:93798
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-08-18
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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