CIDER session, Feb 4

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions. Our next session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Richard Kenny and Dr. Caroline Park of Athabasca University.

Title: Can Mobile Learning Enhance Nursing Practice Education?

The changing context of health care delivery presents challenges for the teaching and learning of nursing students. There is a need to test the utility of new strategies and tools to supervise students’ practice at the point of care, to support their professional development, and to ensure the delivery of safe and effective care to clients in acute care and community settings. In particular, the connectivity potential of mobile devices for practice and teaching/learning remains unexplored.

This presentation will discuss a project to trial the use of mobile learning in the Baccalaureate of Nursing curriculum in a Western Canadian college program. To date, we have completed two studies: a two-stage, formative evaluation study in Spring 2007, and a follow up study in Fall 2007. We will report on the main findings of the two field trials and draw conclusions about the usefulness of mobile learning in this context.

When: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton)

Where: Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.


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