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Using PDAs to support students' learning in the clinical environment

Williamson, Keren and Mundy, Lynn A. 2009. Using PDAs to support students' learning in the clinical environment. Presented at: 5th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy, Manchester, UK, 30 June - 2 July 2009.

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WHY? CU L&T Strategic Aims: 1.To develop transferable and profession specific skills - application of theory into practice and vice versa 2. To facilitate student learning through partnership with academic staff 3. To engender inquiry based, independent learning. 4. To increase motivation for learning through empowerment and shared responsibility 5. To support resource based learning through development of accessible resources 6. To increase the use and availability of technology and e-info resources 7. To demonstrate a commitment to innovation in L&T 8. To develop L&T strategies that are inclusive and meet the needs of different student groups. HOW? PDA – mobile tutorials = learning packages using PhotoStory and PowerPoint software: radiotherapy technique, clinical equipment instruction manuals, CT anatomy Student Feedback – addressing the strategy ‘Useful prep for clinical assessment’ Change learning packages to fit with what students want and need Suggestions for development of further learning packages Students develop own resources ‘It is good to be able to access the information wherever and whenever it is needed’ Where next? Develop and increase the number and range of mobile resources available for students Audio and text based information to support visual learning Not so good? ‘I am worried that I might lose or damage the PDA’ ‘I can’t hear the audio in the clinical departments’

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:59

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