Digital literacy part 3: Online learning resources
The third article in our six-part series explores digital learning as an aid to professional development. There are some pitfalls to avoid, but there is also plenty of high-quality content that can benefit qualified nurses and students
As a nursing student, how can digital resources help my training?
Universities expect their students to access online learning as part of their nursing studies. For example, nursing students at London South Bank University’s school of health and social care are issued with tablet computers at the start of their course, and they use apps and digitally based resources throughout their training, including on placements.
‘It engages students in a way of learning that they are very familiar with,’ says associate professor Gary Francis.
Perhaps most importantly, it also helps to prepare students for their professional life, when they will be expected...
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