Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Learning a technical language: The modality effect in nursing students' retention of new vocabulary
by Wieland, Patience S., M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, 96; 10133521
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores the modality effect as it applies to beginning nursing students, and whether reading or audio recordings are more effective teaching formats for the highly technical vocabulary and pharmacological terms used in psychiatric nursing. Past research on health science students indicates that personal learning preferences may also have an impact on modality and learning. Nursing students have specific characteristics that influence personal learning preferences, and the use of digital audio recordings for learning, which also makes technical vocabulary especially challenging.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Willis, Jana M.
School: University of Houston-Clear Lake
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational psychology, Nursing, Cognitive psychology
Keywords: Learning Preference, Modality Effect, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, Podcasting, Vocabulary Learning
Publication Number: 10133521
ISBN: 978-1-339-92096-2
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