2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

A Practice e-Portfolio for Nursing; Interactively Integrating Competence

Session Title: A Practice e-Portfolio for Nursing; Interactively Integrating Competence

Time & Date: 9:50 A.M. – 10:35 A.M., Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Location: Rm. 155, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: This interactive presentation outlines the development and pilot evaluation of a suite of clinical learning tools making up a Practice E-Portfolio (PEP) designed to promote professional reflection, clinical activity logging and integrating this with the recording of clinical competence. The Clinical e-portfolio that was developed at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing for nursing students to use in supervised clinical practice. It enables students and to access evaluation, logging and reflection tools from a Web-based interface remotely, and record their clinical experiences in a variety of media.

A focus for the PEP was remote and mobile access and it has been developed based on earlier work supported by UBC TLEF grants in creating a mobile e-portfolio, and developing a levelled interactive clinical competency matrix for undergraduate nurses to meet the following objectives:

  1. demonstrate the potential use of networked and mobile technologies to support and improve clinical learning
  2. develop and evaluate an e-portfolio designed to promote reflective learning in practice and engage students in the process of knowledge translation
  3. integrate clinical competencies within the PEP to help contextualize and embed clinical knowledge in the workplace
  4. evaluate the value of networked resources to help prevent the isolation of students whilst engaged in clinical practicum

The PEP was developed in light of experience gained from a clinical logging tool developed previously (Garrett & Jackson 2006). The system is planned for launch in September 2009 and this presentation will include details from an initial pilot study with a small group of faculty and students in May 2009.

Garrett B.M. & Jackson C. (2006). A Mobile Clinical E-portfolio for Nursing and Medical students using Wireless Personal Digital Assistants. Nurse Education in Practice, 6, 339-346.

Conference Stream: Learning & Teaching

Session Format: Paper Jam

Co-Presenter: Dr. Bernie Garrett

Co-Presenter Bio: Bernie is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing, a registered nurse, and has a PhD in information Science.

Co-Presenter: Dr. Maura Macphee

Co-Presenter Bio: Maura is an Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia School of Nursing and Academic Lead, the Nursing Leadership Institute of BC.

Co-Presenter: Cathryn Jackson

Co-Presenter Bio: Cathryn Jackson RN, MSN, Instructor and Educational Resources Coordinator, UBC School of Nursing – providing leadership for the integration of technology into the School’s educational activities and online and distance learning.

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