ERIC Number: ED431392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Senior Nursing Students Comfort Levels with Computer Technology.
Draude, Barbara J.; McKinney, Susan H.
This paper describes the rationale for investigating the comfort levels in utilizing computer technology by senior level students in a baccalaureate nursing program. Students were surveyed before and after being exposed to various learning activities requiring interaction with computer technology. These structured learning activities included: use of original faculty-developed multimedia presentations for the delivery of lecture material; group projects that required accessing and reading faculty developed case studies files that had been downloaded to the satellite computers; communicating class assignments, clarification of instructions, tutorial help, grades, and other information via e-mail; and computer-assisted instruction and interactive video software as tutorial aids. Results demonstrated increased comfort after the implementation of structured learning activities throughout the semester. Implications for other student groups can be drawn from these results. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Seniors, Computer Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Multimedia Materials, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
Web site: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed98/bdraude.html
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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