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Studies by T.T. Wu and Co-Authors Describe New Findings in Public Health (Public Health Practice Course Using Google Plus)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Public Health. According to news reporting originating from Tainan, Taiwan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In recent years, mobile device-assisted clinical education has become popular among nursing school students. The introduction of mobile devices saves manpower and reduces errors while enhancing nursing students' professional knowledge and skills."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "To respond to the demands of various learning strategies and to maintain existing systems of education, the concept of Cloud Learning is gradually being introduced to instructional environments. Cloud computing facilitates learning that is personalized, diverse, and virtual. This study involved assessing the advantages of mobile devices and Cloud Learning in a public health practice course, in which Google+ was used as the learning platform, integrating various application tools. Users could save and access data by using any wireless Internet device. The platform was student centered and based on resource sharing and collaborative learning. With the assistance of highly flexible and convenient technology, certain obstacles in traditional practice training can be resolved. Our findings showed that the students who adopted Google+ were learned more effectively compared with those who were limited to traditional learning systems."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Most students and the nurse educator expressed a positive attitude toward and were satisfied with the innovative learning method."

For more information on this research see: Public Health Practice Course Using Google Plus. Cin-Computers Informatics Nursing, 2014;32(3):144-152. Cin-Computers Informatics Nursing can be contacted at: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3621, USA.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.T. Wu, Hsing Kuo Univ, Dept. of Network Multimedia Design, Tainan, Taiwan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tainan, Taiwan, Public Health

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