Friday, June 13, 2008

iPod, uPod? An emerging mobile learning tool in nursing education and students’ satisfaction

Margaret Maag from the University of San Francisco presented an interesting paper at the 2006 Ascilite Conference in Sydney. Her abstract is below.
"An increasing number of healthcare educators are using mobile learning
applications, such as educational podcasts, in order to facilitate and
enhance students’ learning. Ubiquitous mobile technologies are becoming
more important in healthcare training because of the scarcity of
educators and the increase in the number of first- and second-degree
students enrolling in schools of nursing. Academic podcasts provide
students opportunities to access face-to-face or distance audio
presentations and instructor feedback in a convenient manner. However,
further adaptation of this popular technology requires empirical
research in order to determine the impact of the mobile media
revolution on instructional design and learning effectiveness. Nursing
students enrolled in a medical-surgical didactic course report high
satisfaction with this up-and-coming mobile multimedia educational

Link to full paper can be found HERE