Kiteley, Robin J. and Ormrod, Graham (2009) Towards a team-based, collaborative approach to embedding e-learning within undergraduate nursing programmes. Nurse Education Today, 29 (6). pp. 623-629. ISSN 0260-6917
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E-learning approaches are incorporated in many undergraduate nursing programmes but there is evidence to suggest that these are often piecemeal and have little impact on the wider, nurse education curriculum. This is consistent with a broader view of e-learning within the higher education (HE) sector, which suggests that higher education institutions (HEIs) are struggling to make e-learning a part of their mainstream delivery (HEFCE, 2005). This article discusses some of the challenges that face contemporary nurse education and seeks to account for reasons as to why e-learning may not be fully embedded within the undergraduate curriculum. These issues are considered within a wider debate about the need to align e-learning approaches with a shift towards a more student focused learning and teaching paradigm. The article goes on to consider broader issues in the literature on the adoption, embedding and diffusion of innovations, particularly in relation to the value of collaboration. A collaborative, team-based approach to e-learning development is considered as a way of facilitating sustainable, responsive and multidisciplinary developments within a field which is constantly changing and evolving.▼ Jump to Download Statistics
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||e-learning, embedding, student-centred learning, information technology, team-based collaboration|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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|Date Deposited:||06 Jul 2009 10:29|
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