ICT and Medical Education

ICT and medical education

More than four decades have elapsed since computers were first used in medical education. Technology has changed the way we can learn profoundly, by offering flexibility in time and  location of learning, ease of updating content, scalability of learning material and didactic advantages such as direct feedback, use of multimedia and online communication and collaboration. In the past few decades, changes in health care delivery and advances in medicine have increased demands on academic faculty, resulting in less time for teaching, more new fields of knowledge to cover and a trend towards competency-based curricula emphasizing learning outcomes. Traditional instructor centred teaching is yielding to a learner-centred, more flexible model that puts learners in control of their own learning. The role of technology enhanced learning in health education has grown rapidly. The aim of our research in this field is: how can the enormous potential of new technologies be used for effective and attractive learning?