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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152223
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Practice Learning Support Systems in Midwifery Studies
Abstract:
Practice Learning Support Systems in Midwifery Studies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:King, Rosemary Ann, RN, RM, BA, MA
P.I. Institution Name:University of Ballarat
Title:Coordinator
Co-Authors:Sally J. Wellard, PhD, MN, BA(Soc, Sc), RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Clinical teaching is a vital, yet multidimensional component of nursing and midwifery pre-registration education. Unlike other parts of curricula, clinical teaching relies on collaboration between both higher education and health care sectors to meet prescribed goals and for effective student learning to occur. However, the support mechanisms within these partnership arrangements are poorly developed resulting in students and clinical staff experiencing considerable difficulty in managing learning opportunities (Williams et al. 2001; McKenna and Wellard 2004; Wellard et al. 2006). This situation is exacerbated by increasing costs incurred by universities in accessing student placements and a concurrent shortage of learning opportunities. To date there has been limited development of innovative solutions to these problems in Australia, but recent developments in the UK offer potential solutions that could be adapted. This project developed a web based clinical learning support system for a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery program that is delivered across a wide geographical rural region. The support system aimed to: 1. develop the capacity of clinical staff as facilitators in practice learning for midwifery students. 2. develop information, resources and communication technologies for effective communication between students, clinical educators and academic staff. The evaluation of the clinical learning support system sought to identify if students experienced a clearer interface between off and on campus learning, and increased the engagement by clinical staff with the curriculum and learning objectives of the program. The completed web based clinical learning support program will become a prototype for other clinically focused programs. The facilitators and barriers to the development, implementation and uptake of the clinical learning support system will be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePractice Learning Support Systems in Midwifery Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152223-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Practice Learning Support Systems in Midwifery Studies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">King, Rosemary Ann, RN, RM, BA, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Ballarat</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">r.king@ballarat.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sally J. Wellard, PhD, MN, BA(Soc, Sc), RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Clinical teaching is a vital, yet multidimensional component of nursing and midwifery pre-registration education. Unlike other parts of curricula, clinical teaching relies on collaboration between both higher education and health care sectors to meet prescribed goals and for effective student learning to occur. However, the support mechanisms within these partnership arrangements are poorly developed resulting in students and clinical staff experiencing considerable difficulty in managing learning opportunities (Williams et al. 2001; McKenna and Wellard 2004; Wellard et al. 2006). This situation is exacerbated by increasing costs incurred by universities in accessing student placements and a concurrent shortage of learning opportunities. To date there has been limited development of innovative solutions to these problems in Australia, but recent developments in the UK offer potential solutions that could be adapted. This project developed a web based clinical learning support system for a Graduate Diploma of Midwifery program that is delivered across a wide geographical rural region. The support system aimed to: 1. develop the capacity of clinical staff as facilitators in practice learning for midwifery students. 2. develop information, resources and communication technologies for effective communication between students, clinical educators and academic staff. The evaluation of the clinical learning support system sought to identify if students experienced a clearer interface between off and on campus learning, and increased the engagement by clinical staff with the curriculum and learning objectives of the program. The completed web based clinical learning support program will become a prototype for other clinically focused programs. The facilitators and barriers to the development, implementation and uptake of the clinical learning support system will be presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:28:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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