Conceptualisation of e-learning in nursing education in the context of Rwanda

Harerimana, Alexis, and Mtshali, Ntombifikile Gloria (2020) Conceptualisation of e-learning in nursing education in the context of Rwanda. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 10 (6). pp. 26-35.

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Abstract

Technological innovations such as e-learning are rapidly transforming the ways that institutions of higher education teach and students learn. In nursing education, e-learning offers opportunities to reach a great number of students, irrespective of time and space. In the context of Rwanda, the implementation of e-learning in nursing education was motivated by the country’s need to upgrade the level of working nurses and midwives at a large scale and in a short period. This study aims at exploring the conceptualization of e-learning in nursing education, in the context of Rwanda. Grounded theory paradigm directed this study based on the Framework from Straus and Corbin (2008). The sample size was comprised of 40 participants: 18 nurse educators, 17 nursing students, two ICT managers, and three experts in the fields. The results indicated that e-learning was conceptualised as (a) a mechanism to advance a political agenda; (b) a tool to open access to education for working nurses and midwives; (c) a student-centred approach, (d) a blended learning.

Item ID: 64472
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1925-4059
Keywords: conceptualization, e-learning, nursing education, technology, Rwanda
Copyright Information: Copyright © Sciedu Press
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 01:51
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 30%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390110 Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy @ 35%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing @ 35%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 35%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 35%
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