The Perceptions of e-Portfolios for Nursing Practicum Courses: Preliminary Findings of Clinical Nursing Instructors

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303815
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Perceptions of e-Portfolios for Nursing Practicum Courses: Preliminary Findings of Clinical Nursing Instructors
Author(s):
Lee, Ting-Ting
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi
Author Details:
Ting-Ting Lee, PhD, RN, tingting@ntunhs.edu.tw
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: E-portfolios have been proposed as an effective education intervention which can be designed for students to facilitate the learning process. While most studies have focused on students learning outcomes, few have explored how faculty view this new teaching tool. Before any new technology is adopted, it is vital to conduct a needs assessment to determine the impact of the planned change on educational practices. This study explored the perceptions of clinical nursing instructors toward the use of e-portfolios in practicum courses.

Methods: A pilot study with one-on-one in-depth interviews has been conducted. Volunteers were recruited from among a local university’s part time clinical instructors who had experience in teaching “the last mile” practicum course. A trained doctoral student conducted the interviews with semi-structured interview guidelines including: “What do you think about using e-portfolios to obtain students’ past academic performance records? What kind of impact will it have on your clinical teaching strategies? What kind of issues concern you regarding the use of this new teaching media in the future?” Data collection was performed in November 2012. Each participant was interviewed once and the dialogue tape recorded and transcribed. Data analysis is based on the content analysis method including data reduction, data display and conclusion verification processes to emerge clustered themes.

Results: Three volunteers participated in this initial pilot study. The following four major themes emerged: students’ profile needed for patient assignments; interactive zones for individual student’s learning assistance; technical support for uploading/downloading files; and, intellectual property protection for teaching content.

Conclusion: When formal data collection is completed, the final results will be reported in the conference. The results will enable educators to improve their clinical teaching strategies and to incorporate e-portfolio technology into the future design of practicum courses.

Keywords:
needs assessment; e-portfolios; praticum course
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Perceptions of e-Portfolios for Nursing Practicum Courses: Preliminary Findings of Clinical Nursing Instructorsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ting-Tingen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPien_GB
dc.author.detailsTing-Ting Lee, PhD, RN, tingting@ntunhs.edu.twen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303815-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>E-portfolios have been proposed as an effective education intervention which can be designed for students to facilitate the learning process. While most studies have focused on students learning outcomes, few have explored how faculty view this new teaching tool. Before any new technology is adopted, it is vital to conduct a needs assessment to determine the impact of the planned change on educational practices. This study explored the perceptions of clinical nursing instructors toward the use of e-portfolios in practicum courses. <p><b></b><b><b>Methods</b>: </b> A pilot study with one-on-one in-depth interviews has been conducted. Volunteers were recruited from among a local university’s part time clinical instructors who had experience in teaching “the last mile” practicum course. A trained doctoral student conducted the interviews with semi-structured interview guidelines including: “What do you think about using e-portfolios to obtain students’ past academic performance records? What kind of impact will it have on your clinical teaching strategies? What kind of issues concern you regarding the use of this new teaching media in the future?” Data collection was performed in November 2012. Each participant was interviewed once and the dialogue tape recorded and transcribed. Data analysis is based on the content analysis method including data reduction, data display and conclusion verification processes to emerge clustered themes. <p><b><b>Results</b>: </b> Three volunteers participated in this initial pilot study. The following four major themes emerged: students’ profile needed for patient assignments; interactive zones for individual student’s learning assistance; technical support for uploading/downloading files; and, intellectual property protection for teaching content. <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>When formal data collection is completed, the final results will be reported in the conference. The results will enable educators to improve their clinical teaching strategies and to incorporate e-portfolio technology into the future design of practicum courses.en_GB
dc.subjectneeds assessmenten_GB
dc.subjecte-portfoliosen_GB
dc.subjectpraticum courseen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:02Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:02Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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