Investigating the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Students

Investigating the Digital Literacy Needs of Healthcare Students: Using Mobile Tablet Devices for the Assessment of Student-Nurse Competency in Clinical Practice

This case study investigates the digital attitudes, skills and development needs of nursing students when using mobile tablet devices to assess student-nurse competencies in clinical practice. Participants have been asked to complete a bespoke skills-based digital competence self-assessment questionnaire based on the EU DIGCOMP framework; this enabled a baseline for both individual and group. The individual characteristics of students (more…)

A Qualitative Exploration of the DIGCOMP Digital Competence Framework

A Qualitative Exploration of the DIGCOMP Digital Competence Framework: Attitudes of students, academics and administrative staff in the health faculty of a UK HEI

This paper reports upon findings of a series of semi-structured interviews with students, academics and administrative staff from a health care faculty in a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI). Exploring their experiences of mapping to the EU DIGCOMP Digital Competence Framework, a hermeneutic lens enables a more nuanced approach to attitudes towards Digital Competence (DC). One (more…)

Embedding Digital Competences in the Curriculum

Embedding Digital Competences in the Curriculum: A Case Study on Student-Experience of an Online Technology-enhanced, Activity-based Learning Design

Eight online study activities that included elements of digital competences identified by the European Union Digital Competence (DIGCOMP) framework were delivered via an institutional Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to examine whether the participants possessed the digital skills necessary for their studies and check whether the needed skills should be offered as a separated training course or be embedded in the normal curriculum. (more…)