University of Zaragoza (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2021 Proceedings
Publication year: 2021
Pages: 1087-1093
ISBN: 978-84-09-34549-6
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2021.0319
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Considering the current movement to the digital skills certification together with the importance in the Healthcare area of handling fluently technologies, an experience has been designed to include ICT in the Nursing Degree. 171 students of the first year of the degree were enrolled in the project. They worked in teams to develop a research work in which they had to apply innovative ICT. An ePortfolio was used to collect all the projects. To evaluate the process two questionnaires were designed and a satisfaction survey was provided. Test-retest method was used to compare students’ knowledge and competences pre- and post-experience. Results showed that after the experience, the students developed abilities in the management of digital tools as well as an improvement in their curricular knowledge. Besides, they improved their competences related to decision-making, critically thinking, communication skills, research utilities and teamwork. Nowadays, it is especially relevant to provide students as many strategies as possible to get knowledge and share it. In addition, technologies are moving fast, so this experience was a step towards resilience for the student. As health professionals, anticipating future skills needs is essential to face the new demands of Healthcare. In fact, after the COVID-19 crisis, European commission has developed a Digital Education Plan, which plans making use of technologies in education fit for the digital era.
E-Portfolio, higher education, learning outcomes, nursing qualifications, teaching experience.