Using mobile technologies among undergraduate nursing students for academic purposes in tertiary education: a quantitative survey

Harerimana, Alexis, and Mtshali, Ntombifikile Gloria (2020) Using mobile technologies among undergraduate nursing students for academic purposes in tertiary education: a quantitative survey. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. (In Press)

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Abstract

Mobile devices are increasingly part of daily life, with the benefits of using the technology in nursing education widely recognized. This study explored the use of mobile devices among undergraduate nursing students for academic purposes in South Africa, using a quantitative survey. The majority of participants owned smartphones (87.6%), followed by laptops (76%) and tablets (47.1%). Mobile devices were used to perform academic tasks and communicate and collaborate with peers and teachers, as well as search and access electronic resources. Few of the first year nursing students owned laptops and tablets and used them less frequently than the students from other levels of the study. Equipping nursing students with mobile devices, such as laptops and tablets, particularly first year students, and ensuring that they have adequate skills to use them, is essential to training future nurses who are expected to work in a technology-mediated health environment.

Item ID: 65378
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1538-9774
Keywords: Mobile devices, Nursing students, South Africa, Technology, Tertiary education
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2020 05:11
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified @ 35%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 35%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 35%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 35%
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