Competencies for international nursing research in a wikinomics future

Mary Anne Schultz, Benson Yeung, Jane Frances Hook


Conducting nursing research in the international arena provides unique challenges previously unseen in the pre-Web 2.0 world. Facilitated by the combined use of cloud and tablet computing, the means to address such challenges are identified by the authors, based on their experiences as international consultants in informatics, multinational research, and strategy in China and Southeast Asia. Using a framework on Wikinomics by Tapscott and Williams, the authors discuss how a new approach to research is made possible using the “weapons of mass collaboration” modeled by Wikipedia®, Facebook®, and YouTube. Research tools such as Skype®, Tape-a-Talk®, Google Cloud® and voice-to-text applications are described.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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