A pilot study on conducting mobile learning activities for clinical nursing courses based on the repertory grid approach

Po Han Wu, Gwo Jen Hwang, Chin Chung Tsai, Ya Chun Chen, Yueh Min Huang

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Abstract

In clinical nursing courses, students are trained to identify the status of the target patients. The mastery of such ability and skills is very important since patients frequently need to be cared for immediately. In this pilot study, a repertory grid-oriented clinical mobile learning system is developed for a nursing training program. With the assistance of the mobile learning system, the nursing school students are able to learn in an authentic learning scenario, in which they can physically face the target patients, with the personal guidance and supplementary materials from the learning system to support them. To show the effectiveness of this innovative approach, an experiment has been conducted on the "respiratory system" unit of a nursing course. The experimental results show that the innovative approach is helpful to students in improving their learning achievements. Moreover, from the questionnaire surveys, it was found that most students showed favorable attitudes toward the usage of the mobile learning system and their participation in the training program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e8-e15
JournalNurse Education Today
Volume31
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mobile learning
  • Nursing education
  • Repertory grid
  • Technology-enhanced learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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