Preparation for working in a knowledge-based society: New Zealand student nurses’ use of social media

Show simple item record Honey, Michelle en Raphael, Deborah en 2017-07-04T22:33:24Z en 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Informatics 4(2):8 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 2227-9709 en
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dc.description.abstract Abstract: The increasing use of social media is revolutionizing the way students learn, communicate and collaborate. Many of the skills used with social media are similar to those needed to work in a knowledge-based society. To better understand student nurses’ use of social media in relation to their learning, an anonymous survey was distributed to all undergraduate nursing students enrolled at one nursing school in New Zealand in 2015. A 75% response rate (n = 226) found that almost all (99%) students use social media outside their studies. However, in relation to their study, 61% use social networking sites (such as Facebook) on a daily basis and only four students (2%) do not use social media at all. Professional networking sites are used far less in relation to study, with 65% not using these networks at all. The most common digital option used to communicate and work with fellow students was online groups and document sharing sites, such as Google docs, were also popular.The study provides a useful baseline on social media use by student nurses. Implications from this study include opportunities for educators to incorporate social media into teaching and learning activities, including its safe and ethical use. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Informatics en
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dc.title Preparation for working in a knowledge-based society: New Zealand student nurses’ use of social media en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/informatics4020008 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.volume 4 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Authors en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 621438 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en
dc.identifier.eissn 2227-9709 en
pubs.number 8 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-04-08 en

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