Promoting Student Engagement Through the Use of Mobile Applications

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/620612
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Practice Innovation
Level of Evidence:
Qualitative Study, Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
Promoting Student Engagement Through the Use of Mobile Applications
Author(s):
Duprey, Melissa D.; Hutchings, Alicia; Mamishian, Allison H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Phi-at-Large
Author Details:
Melissa Duprey EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: mduprey1@worcester.edu; Alicia Hutchings PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: ahutchings@okcu.edu; Allison Mamishian MSN, RN, email: amamishian@worcester.edu Worcester State University
Abstract:

Mobile technology has found its way into nursing education as a way to in enhance learning and engage today’s techno savvy student. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of mobile technology on student engagement with both the course and the educator. This pilot study explored the incorporation of a specific mobile application into traditional nursing pedagogy as a means of enhancing student engagement.  Fifty, junior level nursing students from two different semesters was used to collect data generated by qualitative inquiry. Students expressed a greater sense of personal connection to the educator and course content, reporting ease of use and an overall sense of satisfaction.  The majority cite the mobile application as being more user-friendly as compared to the university’s learning management system. The findings of this study suggest that the incorporation of mobile technology into traditional classroom settings provides a more student-centered approach toward enhancing student engagement, communication, and inquiry. As technology continues to impact education, nurse educators are challenged to embrace mobile technology as an experiential teaching and learning strategy.

 

Keywords:
Student engagement; Mobile Applications; mobile learning
MeSH:
Students, Nursing
CINAHL Headings:
Mobile Applications--Utilization; Mobile Applications; Experiential Learning
Repository Posting Date:
21-Sep-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Sep-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePractice Innovationen
dc.evidence.levelQualitative Study, Otheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.titlePromoting Student Engagement Through the Use of Mobile Applicationsen
dc.contributor.authorDuprey, Melissa D.en
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Aliciaen
dc.contributor.authorMamishian, Allison H.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Phi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMelissa Duprey EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: mduprey1@worcester.edu; Alicia Hutchings PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: ahutchings@okcu.edu; Allison Mamishian MSN, RN, email: amamishian@worcester.edu Worcester State Universityen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/620612-
dc.description.abstract<p>Mobile technology has found its way into nursing education as a way to in enhance learning and engage today’s techno savvy student. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of mobile technology on student engagement with both the course and the educator. This pilot study explored the incorporation of a specific mobile application into traditional nursing pedagogy as a means of enhancing student engagement.  Fifty, junior level nursing students from two different semesters was used to collect data generated by qualitative inquiry.<strong> </strong>Students expressed a greater sense of personal connection to the educator and course content, reporting ease of use and an overall sense of satisfaction.  The majority cite the mobile application as being more user-friendly as compared to the university’s learning management system. The findings of this study suggest that the incorporation of mobile technology into traditional classroom settings provides a more student-centered approach toward enhancing student engagement, communication, and inquiry. As technology continues to impact education, nurse educators are challenged to embrace mobile technology as an experiential teaching and learning strategy.</p> <p><strong> </strong></p>en
dc.subjectStudent engagementen
dc.subjectMobile Applicationsen
dc.subjectmobile learningen
dc.subject.meshStudents, Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlMobile Applications--Utilizationen
dc.subject.cinahlMobile Applicationsen
dc.subject.cinahlExperiential Learningen
dc.date.available2016-09-21T17:24:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-21-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-21T17:24:07Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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