Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

Can YouTube enhance student nurse learning?

Clifton, Andrew and Mann, Claire (2011) Can YouTube enhance student nurse learning? Nurse Education Today, 31 (4). pp. 311-313. ISSN 0260-6917

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (233kB)

Abstract

The delivery of nurse education has changed radically in the past two decades. Increasingly, nurse educators are using new technology in the classroom to enhance their teaching and learning. One recent technological development to emerge is the user-generated content website YouTube. Originally YouTube was used as a repository for sharing home-made videos, more recently online content is being generated by political parties, businesses and educationalists. We recently delivered a module to undergraduate student nurses in which the teaching and learning were highly populated with YouTube resources. We found that the use of YouTube videos increased student engagement, critical awareness and facilitated deep learning. Furthermore, these videos could be accessed at any time of the day and from a place to suit the student. We acknowledge that there are some constraints to using YouTube for teaching and learning particularly around the issue of unregulated content which is often misleading, inaccurate or biased. However, we strongly urge nurse educators to consider using YouTube for teaching and learning, in and outside the classroom, to a generation of students who are native of a rapidly changing digital world.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2013 14:31
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 13:34
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/16802

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©