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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN NURSING AND MIDWIFERY EDUCATION IN GHANA: EDUCATORS PERSPECTIVE, PRACTICE AND BARRIERS
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This study assessed the perspective, practice and barrier that mitigate the integration of Information and Communication Technologies into nursing and midwifery education in Ghana. With purposive and convenience sampling techniques, a sample size of 108 health tutors was involved in the study. The findings revealed that most of the health tutors utilised information and communication technologies in the presentation of lessons to students and the management of examination results. Social media platforms, productivity tools and E-books were the most used technologies among health tutors. Barriers identified related to unavailability of task-appropriate ICT resources, and inadequate training for teachers to use technologies among others. The study recommended the practical training of health tutors in the use of digital technologies for teaching and learning; the provision of task-appropriate ICT resources to facilitate the integration in teaching, learning, and management of information in nursing and midwifery training colleges.