Mobile Clinical Learning using Wireless Personal Digital Assistants for Professional Healthcare Students

By Bernie Garrett and Cathryn Jackson.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper outlines the development and evaluation of wireless personal digital assistant (PDA) based e-portfolios, designed to support nursing and medical students in clinical practice.

Keywords: Personal Digital Assistant, PDA, Clinical Education, E-learning, Portfolio, Nursing Education, Medical Education

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp.135-144. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 834.278KB).

Dr. Bernie Garrett

Bernie currently works in the area of Applied Educational Technology and in the School of Nursing. He has a range of teaching and clinical experience from medical and renal nursing practice in Hampshire and Oxford in the U.K. Prior to his current appointment he was a Principal Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and the Lecturer Practitioner for the Oxford Kidney Unit. He completed a phD in Information Science at the university of Portsmouth in 2001. His research interests are in the application of educational technology, and intelligent systems, personal digital assistants in clinical education, simulation, and the use of resource based learning to support clinical education.

Cathryn Jackson

Cathryn is a Lecturer and the eLearning Coordinator for the School of Nursing and Director of eLearning for the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia. Through this work she is actively involved with School and institutional initiatives related to distance learning, course management systems, ePortfolios, repositories, resource management, eLearning policy and governance, and a host of pedagogical and technical issues.

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