Dental nursing education and the introduction of technology-assisted learning

Sheridan, C. and Gorman, T. and Claffey, N. (2008) Dental nursing education and the introduction of technology-assisted learning. European Journal of Dental Education, 12 (4). pp. 225-232.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the profile of dental nursing students in the National Dental Nurse Training Programme of Ireland and their adjustment to a technology-assisted learning environment. Evaluation by students of the course and their reactions to the course were analysed. Dental nurses must possess the skills and knowledge to proficiently function in the modern day dental surgery. The implementation of a dental nurse programme that is heavily reliant on technology has started to create a group of dental nurses equipped with basic skills to access and retrieve information over a lifetime. However, the transition to a technology-assisted learning environment including online learning activities requires adaptation and expertise by educators and students alike. Careful evaluation and stakeholder feedback is imperative in the creation and maintaining of a quality programme. In conclusion, the students in this study responded well to the transition to a technology-based learning environment. Furthermore, the findings of this study suggest that the use of an online environment is an effective and stimulating learning environment for the students of a dental nurse programme; however, familiarity skills and knowledge of information technology is a prerequisite for success.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 14:56
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3701

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