Handheld technology for facilitating neonatal resuscitation performance in immersive learning environments

Aziz, Khalid (2011) Handheld technology for facilitating neonatal resuscitation performance in immersive learning environments. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis describes the rationale and development of software for a handheld computer for assessing neonatal resuscitation training in accordance with international protocols. -- Immersive learning environments (ILE) are educational experiences, simulated or real, during which knowledge, skills and behaviours are enhanced for both individuals and teams. ILEs, based on constructivist learning theory, facilitate learning through experience, interaction and dialogue. Simulated and real neonatal resuscitation training are specific ILEs. Would a handheld computer contribute to evaluation and reflective dialogue, thus enhance knowledge construction in ILEs? -- Following a review of the literature on ILEs and handheld devices during neonatal resuscitation training, software with a graphical user interface and paper output was developed for a handheld computer to facilitate recording of key events for the purpose of facilitating debriefing. This thesis describes the theories underpinning such a tool, the development of a working prototype, and procedures that might be followed to effectively evaluate the resultant device.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10114
Item ID: 10114
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 86-100).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Educational technology; Medical personnel--Training of--Data processing; Resuscitation--Computer-assisted instruction; Neonatal intensive care--Computer-assisted instruction; Pocket computers.

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