Odessa Petit dit Dariel is lecturer at the Département des Sciences Infirmières et Paramédicales, École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique; Heather Wharrad is professor of e-learning and health informatics and Richard Windle is a senior lecturer in e-learning; both at the University of Nottingham.
Despite the advances in technology and the many ways in which it can be used in education, many academics are reluctant to include technology in their teaching. Past studies have been unsuccessful in finding out the reasons for this.
This article analyses a study that looked into the reasons why nurse educators in particular are reluctant to adopt technology in their teaching practice.
THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT
- Current use of technology in education
- Nurse educators’ beliefs and views on technology in teaching
- How these themes should affect e-learning promotion
YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:
Nurse education, particularly the use of technology as a teaching tool. It could be useful for discussions regarding the future of nurse education and whether different methods need to be adopted.
IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?
It could be useful to have a read of this article before giving feedback on your university course, or suggesting ways it could be improved.
This article gives a good overview of why educators may be reluctant to take up new practices.
QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR
What technology have you found useful in teaching?
What would put you off adopting new technology as a teaching method?