eGuide study guides: using ‘learning objects’ to develop online learning resources

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One of the main challenges for nurses, especially students, is navigating the wide range of clinical information available on the internet, as they often find it difficult to decide which sites or resources are reliable.
This presentation will discuss the development of an eLearning tool called eGuide, which is based on an educational principal called Learning Objects. Learning objects are any entity, digital or non- digital, which can be used, re-used or referenced during technology supported learning (Wylie 2000).

The eGuide concept was conceived and developed to take the hard work out of finding reliable clinical information and resources on the internet. Each ‘eGuide - Study Guide’ directs the learner to a range of online resources, including evidence-based guidelines, video clips, online tutorials and health education material.

eGuide is a stand-alone web-based package and does not rely on platforms such as Blackboard or Moodle. Students register online and download the resources from the eGuide website. As the student progresses through each section of the 'Study Guide' he/she records key information on a

‘Study Record’. This Study Record can then be used as revision notes for the end-of-semester exam;to support directed work while on placement; and as evidence of study in the student’s Portfolio.

Recently, 2 new eGuides have been developed in collaboration with 3rd year student nurses as part of their placement projects
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual Nursing Symposium "Advancing Technology - Transforming Care" - King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 6 Sept 2012 → …


Conference28th Annual Nursing Symposium "Advancing Technology - Transforming Care"
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
Period6/09/12 → …


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