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Evidence is Good for Your Practice using Technology: Enhancing engagement of healthcare professionals in online education

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Kernohan, George, Cousins, Wendy, McGowan, Iain, Donnelly, Ursula and Shannon, Damian (2011) Evidence is Good for Your Practice using Technology: Enhancing engagement of healthcare professionals in online education. Perspectives on Pedagogy and Practice, 2 . pp. 23-33. [Journal article]

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Abstract

E-learning has become routine in delivery of many professional courses. For the past ten years the School of Nursing at Ulster has used Internet technology to assist in the delivery of pre- and post-qualification courses in evidence-based practice. In 2009 we set out to enhance learner engagement through three devices: personal text messaging, Confluence WIKI, and the exploitation of relevant Reusable Learning Objects. It was intended that these devices will result in closer linkage between the academic and professional learning environments and enhance the sense of the online environment as a supportive learning community for healthcare professionals. We conclude that such devices are potential tools for enhanced delivery of e learning for evidence-informed practice.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Mental Health
ID Code:20000
Deposited By:Dr Wendy Cousins
Deposited On:23 Sep 2011 14:36
Last Modified:23 Sep 2011 14:36

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