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Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Transforming Healthcare Education

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Virtual reality, augmented reality and mobile learning are just a few examples of how technology is becoming embedded in modern teaching methods. It’s a trend bolstered by the view that it’s no longer acceptable to learn on live patients using the teaching method of 'see one, do one, teach one'.

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In the view of Gupta (2017), technology is ‘cool’ and increasingly a part of students' lives. Yet, as the demand for technology enhanced learning (TEL) increases, many teachers and facilitators find themselves playing catch up with the vast array of new technologies that promise to revolutionise healthcare education. In the view of Moran et al. (2018), new students are now so deeply immersed in technology that they are less able to function in traditional classroom settings, leaving their trainers faced with the often-daunting task of providing the most appropriate technology-based learning environment to meet their needs.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Pamela Turner
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Short overview of technologies that I may access.
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Alwyn Madyiwa
18 Nov 2021
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Devorah Lopez
10 Oct 2021
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S Foden
24 Aug 2019
Technology advantages - knowledge more accessible readily available, mobile learning on hand at any time to refer to. It also has confidentiality issues regarding patients not face to face nursing. Use as a support learning tool.
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