Clinical educators’ attitudes towards the use of technology in the clinical teaching environment

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In keeping with an explosion in the use of technology in education, PebblePad™ was introduced into the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Hons) (BRadMedImg) program at Monash University in 2014. PebblePad™ was introduced as an innovative clinical learning platform to replace the existing paper-based approach.

With the inception of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) in 2012 and the subsequent publication of the MRPBA professional capabilities framework, ensuring the regulator that students could understand and evidence the registration requirements became difficult with paper based workbooks due to their static nature. It therefore became imperative to establish a more integrated, dynamic and permanent system of monitoring and evidencing student clinical progression.

The use of PebblePad™ has been re imagined to allow academic and clinical staff to assist students to prepare for life after Monash in a more comprehensive manner than was previously the case. This includes the presentation of evidence for accreditation.

Students of the BRadMedImg course now record their ongoing professional development and collate evidence in preparation for graduation and registration in the form of a rich ePortfolio using multimedia such as images and blogs. Strong guidance is provided throughout the development of the ePortfolio to heighten students’ awareness of the expectations of the registration authority and employers alike.

PebblePad™ is at the heart of our clinical programme with students and clinical partners now understanding that it is much more than simply a repository for clinical documentation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationePortfolios Australia Forum 2017: Owning, supporting and sharing the journey
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Short Papers
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Pages68 -77
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2017
EventePortfolios Australia conference 2017: Owning, supporting and sharing the journey - Monash College and University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 20 Sep 201722 Sep 2017
Conference number: 6th


ConferenceePortfolios Australia conference 2017
Abbreviated titleePortforum
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  • Technology
  • Registration
  • Work readiness
  • ePortfolio

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