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Fall 2009


Web 2.0 applications, such as the popular YouTube™ online video network, may enhance health care students' learning and retention while providing connections with peers and faculty. Today's students are consumers of popular social networking tools, such as "Facebook" and "MySpace," as well as the personal video sharing site, YouTube™. Furthermore, novel cellular 1 phones, such as Apple Computer's© iPhone and the innovative Palm phone, have the capacity to i show You Tube videos, which are now literally a "touch" away from viewing. The authors set out to I explain Web 2.0 applications and the impact on health care students' education, social networking, collaboration, needs, and wants in today's busy learning and working environments.


Hansen, M. & Erdley, S. (October, 2009). YouTube and Other Web 2.0 Applications for Nursing Education. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 13 (3). Available at

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