Integrating M-Learning in Teaching ECG Reading and Arrhythmia Management for Undergraduate Nursing Students

Basma Salameh, Ahmad Ewais, Osama Salameh

Abstract


Use of mobile devices among nursing students is recently a widespread approach. Integrating mobile devices in education can improve the quality of nursing education by engaging students in learning experience. The present study aims at investigating theeffect of using Mobile Learning (M-learning) on students’ academicachievements and satisfaction. Therefore, quasi-experimental design was used. The study included 104 students who were enrolled in a critical care course at the faculty of Nursing. During the study, the participant were divided into control and experimental groups. The experimental group 52 students were able to use a developed mobile application, which includes learning materials and multimedia resources, dedicated to critical care course.  On the other hand, control group 52 students were able to explore the classical learning materials form the course. The study included students’ attitudes, students’ satisfaction, and students’ academic achievements. Differences between the two groups were considered significant as the result was p < 0.05. The obtained results showed significance difference between pre-post quizzes achievements between the experimental and control group (p<0.000). Additionally, 76% of the students were satisfied with using M-learning. The study revealed that there was improvement in the student academic achievements and satisfaction when integrating mobile learning into nursing education.


Keywords


M-learning, ECG, arrhythmia, nursing students

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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