Promoting Student Engagement Through the Use of Mobile Applications
Repository Posting Date2016-09-21T17:24:07Z
Author DetailsMelissa Duprey EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: email@example.com; Alicia Hutchings PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Allison Mamishian MSN, RN, email: email@example.com Worcester State University
Lead Author Sigma AffliationIota Phi-at-Large
Level of EvidenceQualitative Study, Other
Research ApproachPilot/Exploratory Study
KeywordsStudent engagement; Mobile Applications; mobile learning; Students, Nursing; Mobile Applications--Utilization; Mobile Applications; Experiential Learning
MeSH HeadingsStudents, Nursing
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.
Date of Publication2016-09-21
NotesThis 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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