E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Investigating the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Students: Using Mobile Tablet Devices for the Assessment of Student-Nurse Competency in Clinical Practice

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_8,
        author={George Evangelinos and Debbie Holley},
        title={Investigating the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Students: Using Mobile Tablet Devices for the Assessment of Student-Nurse Competency in Clinical Practice},
        proceedings={E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Second International Conference, eLEOT 2015, Novedrate, Italy, September 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ELEOT},
        year={2016},
        month={1},
        keywords={Digital competence Digital literacy EU DIGCOMP framework Mobile devices Competency assessment},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_8}
    }
    
  • George Evangelinos
    Debbie Holley
    Year: 2016
    Investigating the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Students: Using Mobile Tablet Devices for the Assessment of Student-Nurse Competency in Clinical Practice
    ELEOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_8
George Evangelinos1,*, Debbie Holley1,*
  • 1: Anglia Ruskin University
*Contact email: George.Evangelinos@anglia.ac.uk, Debbie.Holley@anglia.ac.uk

Abstract

This case study investigates the digital attitudes, skills and development needs of nursing students when using mobile tablet devices to assess student-nurse competencies in clinical practice. Participants have been asked to complete a bespoke skills-based digital competence self-assessment questionnaire based on the EU DIGCOMP framework; this enabled a baseline for both individual and group. The individual characteristics of students were further explored through comments and their reflective diaries results show a complex, highly-individual profile for each student while the group exhibits common characteristics. Further work is proposed to investigate intricacies on how students perceive and use technologies in education and daily lives.