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(Andy Larson) Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 THE ROLES OF NURSING INFORMATICS IN NURSING PRACTICE <p><em>Information and communication technology continue to play significant roles in many economic sectors, including the healthcare environment. Notably, nursing informatics has been vital in providing the architecture and framework for communication and knowledge sharing within the clinical environment. With the growing technology in healthcare, Electronic Health Records has taken a central role in the management of patient data, their medical information and history. These roles continue to illuminate the significance of electronic health records within the healthcare unit. However, when it comes to nursing practice, not much has attention has been given to the significance of electronic health records. As such, this article explores and presents the significance of electronic health records in nursing practice. By examining the outcomes established by the previous researchers, this article concentrates on three key areas that benefit from electronic health records; the productivity of nurses, quality of care and patient safety.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Nursing informatics, electronic health records, healthcare technology.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as: </strong>Alnajjar, R. I., &amp; Mohd Shafie, Z. (2021). The role of nursing informatics in nursing practice. <em>Trends in Social Sciences, 3</em>(1), 1-9.</p> Rami Ibrahim Alnajjar, Zainab Hj Mohd Shafie ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 THE PEDAGOGICAL EVOLUTION OF REPERTORY GRID TECHNIQUE FOR DIVERSE LEARNING COMMUNITIES: A REVIEW <p><em>This paper considers the potential for Repertory Grid Triadic Elicitation Technique (RGT) to serve as a pedagogical model enabling learner communities across diverse fields to elicit conceptual structures to sustain future-oriented learning that operationalizes "a meta-reflection view". The authors survey investigations from fields sharing a common challenge: to provide evidence of dimensional change in learner thinking to meet the ever-changing needs of complex post-industrial learning ecosystems. The repertory grid data matrices serve as collective cognitive maps, making explicit some of the tacit knowledge structures which characterize such groups, and support the informal learning community as a purposeful, reflective, non-institutional space for knowledge construction. The authors conclude that Conceptual or Repertory Grid elicitation and analysis, founded in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP), helps to develop stronger theoretical foundations for human socio-cognitive activities, particularly when aided by computers as mindtools, thereby contributing to agile knowledge and emancipatory learning across fields and spaces.</em></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Personal construct theory, repertory grid, pedagogy, professional learning communities, online learning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as:</strong> Pidzamecky, U., &amp; vanOostveen, R. (2021). The pedagogical evolution of Repertory Grid Technique for diverse learning communities: A review. <em>Trends in Social Sciences, 3</em>(1), 10-23.</p> Ulana Pidzamecky, Roland vanOostveen ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000 ICT IN SPORTS AND THE EMERGENCE OF NEW BUSINESS VENTURES IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW <p><em>Information and Communication Technology is changing the world and one of the major sectors that are currently being affected is sports. ICT is being used today for a variety of sports-related activities. With improving internet penetration; and the increasing access to internet-enabled devices, the betting industry worldwide has continued to expand, benefiting from the large and youthful population. Leveraging on Nigeria’s huge football culture, sports viewing and betting center businesses (Small and Medium Scale Enterprises) have slowly emerged as a lucrative segment. Given the high unemployment and poverty levels in Nigeria and Africa in general, promotion of these professional sports viewing and betting center SMEs in developing economies like Nigeria will bring about great distribution of income and wealth, economic self-dependence, entrepreneurial development and a host of other positive economic uplifting factors. The future is definitely bright for the industry in Nigeria. Nevertheless, the government of the country has to enforce regulation and laws to moderate the industry. In addition, it should intensify its effort at creating an enabling environment for operators of sports viewing and betting center businesses to thrive.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>ICT, sports, viewing and betting center, SMEs, Nigeria.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cite as: </strong>Okon, E. O. (2021). ICT in sports and the emergence of new business ventures in Nigeria: A review. <em>Trends in Social Sciences, 3</em>(1), 24-43.</p> Emmanuel Okokondem Okon ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 28 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0000