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Information and Communication Technology in Nursing Education Ass. prof. Grete Oline Hole, Bergen University College Research fellow Marit Graue,University of Bergen Ass. prof. Marjolein M. Iversen, Bergen University College
Background • The Norwegian Ministry of Health aims to use ICT as a tool of quality and effectiveness improvement. • Norway is well equipped with Personal Computers both in public and private use. • Internet, with the World-wide-Web is accessible in every part of Norway. • Women use the technology to a far lesser degree than men do.
Further Educaton in Diabetic Nursing • A course of 30 ECTS in Diabetic Nursing is offered at Bergen University College. • The first and only of its kind in Norway. • Part-time course with 7 week-long gatherings throughout a year. • Between the gatherings, the students are working individual or in groups. • The 25 students are from all over Norway.
Applying new technology in the education of nurses A pilot project aiming at: • testing and evaluating the use of web-supported further education • testing and evaluating the use of MCU • increasing the students’ general PC- competence and ability to use databases
Need for Long Distance Learning Bodø Trondheim Bergen Stord
Learning environment with ICT Presentation / lectures Tools Communication Availability of facilities Personal use
Challenges for the future • Coordination • with other courses at our college • with the other studios • Technical support available at any time • In progress: • Chat rooms • Professional support from the lecturers available through the web-side • International network for clinical nursing and nursing research
Conclusion • Web-supported learning environment has become a success, and the students have achieved greater computer-literacy • MCU has been used with good results and positive evaluation • With these experiences as a background, Bergen University College will continue to apply these tools in course-offers • The pilot project has become a national success, and we hope to achieve an international cooperation on this field in the future
Use of ICT: Ass. prof. Grete Oline Hole Mail:email@example.com Address: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Bergen University College Haukelandsbakken 45 N -5009, Bergen Norway Phone:+(47) 55 58 55 40 Further education in diabetic nursing: Ass. prof. Marjolein M. Iversen Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 55 58 55 18 Research fellow Marit Graue Mail: email@example.com Phone: 55 58 5530 Address: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Bergen University College Haukelandsbakken 45 N -5009, Bergen Norway Fax +(47) 55 58 55 80 Further information: