Ali, et al.

The Pedagogical use of Information and Communication Technologies from Nursing Students’ Perspectives

Driss Ait Ali,  Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University, Morocco
 Brahim el houate, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Ministry of Health, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Mohamed Adane, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Ministry of Health, Ouajda, Morocco.
Mohamed El Koutbi, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Ministry of Health, Ouarzazate, Morocco
Idriss Houmam, Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques, Ministry of Health, Tiznit, Morocco.
Abdelilah El meniari, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University, Morocco
Fatima Senhaji, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah University, Morocco


https://doi.org/10.9743/JEO.2024.21.1.11

Abstract

One of the top concerns of educational policies around the world is the use of digital tools in the teaching and learning process. In Morocco, the integration of technology into nursing education is taking on an increasingly prominent role, particularly after the introduction of the LMD (Licence-Master-Doctorat) system. This study investigates students’ perceptions regarding the pedagogical use of digital technologies. A cross-sectional study was conducted between April and June 2022. The data were collected through a questionnaire distributed to 539 nursing students, of which 225 questionnaires were returned and analyzed. Our results show that the smartphone and laptop computer are the most commonly used technologies by students to access the internet. The majority of the students (87.11%) agree with the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for pedagogical purposes. Nevertheless, 52% of students are unsatisfied with their teacher’s pedagogical use of ICT. Our research adds to a large body of knowledge about the use of ICT in higher education. However, additional research is needed to investigate the integration of educational technologies in greater detail with the aim of enhancing student learning.

Keywords: technology integration, ICT, nursing students, higher education, students’ perceptions


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