Using action learning research for the development and implementation of an ePortfolio in nursing clinical placements
Action Learning: Research and Practice
Taylor & Francis
School of Nursing and Midwifery
This study applies an action learning research (ALR) methodology to develop and implement an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) for learning and assessment in clinical placements of undergraduate nursing students for the first time in Morocco. Alpha, beta, and gamma systems of ALR were adopted. Twenty-two action learning groups (ALG) was established, and a total of 108 nursing students and 9 nurse educators were involved. To evaluate the implementation process and generate actionable knowledge qualitative data were generated through individual interviews and focus groups from the Higher Institute of Nursing Professions and Health Techniques of Morocco. ALR was found to be an effective method to implement ePortfolio in nursing education where the key element was the ALG allowing participants’ reflections on their actions. The benefits and challenges of ePortfolio use were highlighted. ePortfolio is accepted as an adequate educational tool to pedagogically support students’ learning and assessment in clinical placement.
Bahri, H., Madrane, M., Downer, T., Gray, M., Ahabrach, H., & El Mlili, N. (2022). Using action learning research for the development and implementation of an ePortfolio in nursing clinical placements. Action Learning: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767333.2022.2151411