Using the Apple iPad to facilitate student-led group work and seminar presentation

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Mobile technology has become progressively more visible within the Higher Education learning environment, and is, in the author's experience, often used casually by students to support their learning. The project outlined within this paper examines the efficacy of using such technology (Apple iPad) more formally in facilitating increased levels of interaction and group cohesion within a series of tutorial sessions involving undergraduate nursing students (n = 24). For the purposes of the project, a tutorial group was created and facilitated in which the students undertook and fed back upon a series of specific iPad supported activities. Data was collected at the mid point and cessation of the project. The outcomes were most encouraging, and indicated that mobile computing platforms of this type may indeed help students to engage more fully with learning activities and materials, and as a corollary, increase student confidence with peer presentation and feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-7
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


  • Adult
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Clinical Competence
  • Communication
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Computers, Handheld
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Peer Group
  • Teaching
  • United Kingdom
  • Young Adult
  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't


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