Enhancement or replacement? Understanding how legitimised use of mobile learning resources is shaping how healthcare students are learning

  • Richard Fuller Leeds Institute of Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom.
  • Viktoria Joynes


The number of smartphones and mobile applications has increased exponentially over the past five years and are now accepted as a cultural norm. This poses challenges and opportunities for higher education institutions exploring the best use of such technologies to facilitate new ways of supporting learning experiences. Examples of good practice in this arena are emerging, in particular in the training of healthcare students who are often away from the university setting and for whom mobile technologies offer new opportunities to access resources and deliver safe patient care. Keys to the success of such programmes are “legitimately” produced resources, and librarians, who are best placed to be able to develop the key skills students need in order to make best use of the technology available to them.


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How to Cite
Fuller R, Joynes V. Enhancement or replacement? Understanding how legitimised use of mobile learning resources is shaping how healthcare students are learning. JEAHIL [Internet]. 8Mar.2016 [cited 19May2024];11(2). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/36
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