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ERIC Number: EJ930314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1523
The Use of Personal Digital Assistants as Tools for Work-Based Learning in Clinical Internships
Akkerman, Sanne; Filius, Renee
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v43 n4 p325-341 2011
Though mobile technologies have been studied, their specific value in supporting work-based learning has not yet been investigated. This paper describes a small exploratory study in health care education in which medical students work in clinical practice. The study investigates both the perceived potential as well as the actual role of PDAs in supporting a range of work-based learning activities. Based on the results, the authors claim that PDAs can facilitate work-based learning only when they are deliberately used as a "boundary object" between college and working practices. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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