Title: Mobile learning in nursing practical training: an applicability analysis

Authors: Sophie H.M. Guo, P. Pete Chong, Her-Kun Chang

Addresses: Department of Nursing, College of Health Science, Yuanpei University, Taiwan; Department of Information Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Taiwan. ' College of Management and Design, College of Sciences and Engineering, Mingchi University of Technology, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, College of Management, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Abstract: As the economic condition improves for most of the countries around the world, the demand for healthcare and nursing professionals have increased. However, the supply of the nurses could not keep up with the demand. Although this problem is many-fold, the necessity of nursing education should remain the centre of the discussion. A successful education program should consider both the contents management and the means of delivery, and this paper discusses how knowledge segmentation could be used to improve the nursing education, especially at the practical training stage, and how these knowledge should be distributed among different information sources (including mobile devices), and where nursing education may benefit from mobile learning.

Keywords: contents analysis; education reform; JIT learning; just-in-time; knowledge management; mobile devices; mobile learning; nursing education; practical training; healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2007.016175

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.342 - 354

Available online: 07 Dec 2007

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