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Does technology really enhance nurse education?

Goodchild, T (2018) 'Does technology really enhance nurse education?' Nurse Education Today. ISSN 0260-6917

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Abstract

Technology has clearly impacted upon our working lives, and the purpose of this paper is to offer a critical insight into the ubiquitous presence of technology in nurse education. This paper argues that technology enhanced learning is predicated on the promise of potential and purported transformation of teaching and learning. It suggests that there is a lack of critical engagement in the academic field of technology enhanced learning, and adds a critical voice to some of the emerging arguments in this area. There is also a lack of systematic evidence supporting the enhancement offered by technology, and yet the technology enhanced project continues to persist. The discourse surrounding technology enhanced learning has become so dominant, so pervasive, that those of us within it can no longer see alternatives. But there are alternatives, and this paper argues that we need to challenge the dominance of technology enhanced learning, and become aware of its contingent nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology, E-learning, Transformation, Pedagogy, Enhancement
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2019 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21837

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