Digital Innovations in Healthcare and Education

Development and Implementation of Interactive Mobile E-learning Apps for European Nursing Education (DIMEANE)

Project Duration

September 2014 - August 2017 


EU Erasmus Plus (Co-operation and Innovation for Good Practices) 

Project staff

The University of Nottingham:

  • Heather Wharrad, Project Lead
  • Richard Windle
  • Katharine Whittingham
  • Michael Taylor, Learning Technologist
  • Melanie Narayanasamy, Research Fellow

University of Stavanger:

Catholic Univsertity of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir":


The project focuses on the repurposing and evaluation of digital learning tools originally developed by the e-learning department at the University of Stavanger. We will translate and redesign the learning tools which cover topics such as wound care, respiratory physiology and thermoregulation so that they are relevant for nursing students within each of the partner countries. The acceptability and integration of the digital tools will be evaluated with students and their tutors, and will provide important data around the efficacy for learning of OERs that have undergone adaptation and translation. The digital tools will be released as OERs (in the three different languages) for use on mobile devices within each country, and the audio will also be published freely accessible as podcasts on iTunes U.

Stage of Development

The project is currently underway.



Digital Innovations in Healthcare and Education Research Group

The University of Nottingham
School of Health Sciences
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0909