Accession Number:

ADA243361

Title:

The Application of Learning Styles to Computer Assisted Instruction in Nursing Education

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

The proliferation of information systems into all areas of health care demands that nurses acquire essential computer knowledge and experience. Nursing professionals are finding the need to become computer literate and proficient with computers on a daily basis. One way to assure computer literacy among the nursing profession is to integrate computer technology into the learning process at all levels of nursing education. In order to successfully accomplish this challenge, nurse educators need to apply fundamental learning principles to computerization in the classroom to effectively enhance learning and instruction. The need to individualize instruction is becoming increasingly apparent to educators as an essential principle of learning. Furthermore, the learning process is influenced by a variety of factors within the educational setting. One variable which can significantly affect learning is an individuals learning style. Research has demonstrated that each individual has a preferred way of learning, and learning can be facilitated by matching instructional strategies to particular learning styles. The incorporation of computers as instructional tools in the learning environment provides an excellent means of individualizing instruction.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE