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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153324
Type:
Presentation
Title:
M-Learning and Collaboration Among Students
Abstract:
M-Learning and Collaboration Among Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wyatt, Tami H., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Tennessee
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Nan Gaylord, PhD, RN; Shelley Yerger Huffstutler, DSN, FNP, GNP; Patricia Biller Krauskopf, PhD, RN, CFNP; Andrew J. Ward, MA, BA
Using mobile technology for learning, or m-learning allows learning to occur anytime and anywhere. ?Within the classroom, mobile learning gives instructors and learners increased flexibility and new opportunities for interaction? (Educause: ELI website, 2005). Pediatric nurse practitioner students were given personal digital assistants (PDAs) loaded with various clinical applications, Skype?, a communication application, and ClassInHand?, a classroom application supporting file sharing and polling. Purpose: The goal of this educational action research project is to explore ways m-learning can be used to enhance collaborative learning in clinical and classroom nursing education for nurse practitioner students centrally located and at a distance. Method: During spring 2006, students from the University of Tennessee will pilot test PDAs, applications, and teaching learning strategies that promote collaborative learning using action research methodology. This process of critical reflection will occur in five phases: 1). diagnosing, 2). action planning, 3). action taking, 4). evaluating and, 5). specifying learning. Students will participate in focus groups during the semester to examine their own learning experiences. Findings: The research team selected clinical, classroom, and communication applications for the PDAs after evaluating multiple applications using Robert Oh's evaluation tool. By May 2006, student focus groups and surveys will be completed and analyzed using heuristic and descriptive statistics. Discussion: Based on lessons learned from this pilot test, students from the University of Tennessee, the University of Alabama, and Shenandoah University will engage in collaborative learning opportunities using their PDAs to connect with one another. It is anticipated that collaborative learning among students from three institutions will expand their knowledge beyond the boundaries of a confined community. Using PDAs as part of their learning will prepare them for their future roles in a technology-rich and rapidly changing industry. Acknowledgements: This project was funded by the University of Tennessee, Innovative Technology Center.
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.titleM-Learning and Collaboration Among Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153324-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">M-Learning and Collaboration Among Students</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wyatt, Tami H., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Tennessee</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">twyatt@utk.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nan Gaylord, PhD, RN; Shelley Yerger Huffstutler, DSN, FNP, GNP; Patricia Biller Krauskopf, PhD, RN, CFNP; Andrew J. Ward, MA, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Using mobile technology for learning, or m-learning allows learning to occur anytime and anywhere. ?Within the classroom, mobile learning gives instructors and learners increased flexibility and new opportunities for interaction? (Educause: ELI website, 2005). Pediatric nurse practitioner students were given personal digital assistants (PDAs) loaded with various clinical applications, Skype?, a communication application, and ClassInHand?, a classroom application supporting file sharing and polling. Purpose: The goal of this educational action research project is to explore ways m-learning can be used to enhance collaborative learning in clinical and classroom nursing education for nurse practitioner students centrally located and at a distance. Method: During spring 2006, students from the University of Tennessee will pilot test PDAs, applications, and teaching learning strategies that promote collaborative learning using action research methodology. This process of critical reflection will occur in five phases: 1). diagnosing, 2). action planning, 3). action taking, 4). evaluating and, 5). specifying learning. Students will participate in focus groups during the semester to examine their own learning experiences. Findings: The research team selected clinical, classroom, and communication applications for the PDAs after evaluating multiple applications using&nbsp;Robert Oh's evaluation tool. By May 2006, student focus groups and surveys will be completed and analyzed using heuristic and descriptive statistics. Discussion: Based on lessons learned from this pilot test, students from the University of Tennessee, the University of Alabama, and Shenandoah University will engage in collaborative learning opportunities using their PDAs to connect with one another. It is anticipated that collaborative learning among students from three institutions will expand their knowledge beyond the boundaries of a confined community. Using PDAs as part of their learning will prepare them for their future roles in a technology-rich and rapidly changing industry. Acknowledgements: This project was funded by the University of Tennessee, Innovative Technology Center.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:11:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:11:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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