IMPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER NETWORKING & THE INTERNET FOR NURSE EDUCATION.
This paper was published in Nurse Education Today June 1997. 17, 3 pp 178-183
This paper sets out the history of computer networking and its use in
nursing and healthcare education, and places this in its wider historical and
social context. The increasing availability and use of computer networks and
the Internet are producing a changing climate in education as well as
healthcare. Moves away from traditional face to face teaching within a campus
institution to widely distributed interactive multimedia learning will affect
the roles of students and teachers.
The use of electronic mail, mailing lists and the World Wide Web are
specifically considered, along with changes to library and information
management skills, research methods, journal publication and the like. Issues
about the quality, as well as quantity, of information available, are
considered. As more and more organisations and institutions begin to use
electronic communication methods, it becomes an increasingly important part of
the curriculum at all levels, and may lead to fundamental changes in
geographical and professional boundaries.
A glossary of terms is provided for those not familiar with the technology along with the contact details for mailing lists and World Wide Web pages mentioned.
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