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The iPad in Medicine


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This is the PowerPoint from a presentation that I gave to the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. It is very similar to the presentation that I gave to the Faculty of Dentistry with …

This is the PowerPoint from a presentation that I gave to the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. It is very similar to the presentation that I gave to the Faculty of Dentistry with the exception that there are examples of application used in medicine.

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  • 1. The iPad for Teaching and Learning Dr. Iain Doherty Associate Professor Director eLearning Pedagogical Support Unit Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning 20th February 2012
  • 2. Apple TV
  • 3. No Apple TV
  • 4. The Educational Process• Intended learning outcomes and graduate attributes• Resources to enable students to engage in learning• Tasks and activities to help students to learn• Supports both built in and human• Assessment to determine whether learning has occurred and to provide feed forward
  • 5. Technology & Teaching• Using technologies purposefully in teaching and learning means being learning led and technology enabled• The question to ask has to do with how technologies can support students in achieving the intended learning outcomes for any particular program / course• In other words, what place does the iPad have in providing resources, engaging students in tasks / activities, providing supports and carrying out assessments / providing feed forward
  • 6. Let’s Be Clear• There is a lot of hype and a lot of subjectivity in claims made about the value of the iPad in education• Only a limited number of the 200, 000 + applications are specifically educational• Whether there is actual educational benefit still has to be shown through scholarly research
  • 7. Doing Things Better• Educational benefit can be conceived of in terms of improving student learning• Educational benefit can also be conceived of in terms of enabling students to do things in the learning environment that would not otherwise be possible Murray, O. T., & Olcese, N. R. (2011). Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not? TechTrends, 55(6), 42-48. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0540-6
  • 8. Doing Things Better• “Our study suggests that there is a paucity of applications that truly extend capability, much of what these application allow can be done with other devices, and this leads us to conclude that the current trajectory will not revolutionize teaching and learning. The lack of collaboration capabilities underlie this point, as do the overwhelming number of application that are simply drill and practice or focused on delivering content for consumption, not creation or re-use. Murray, O. T., & Olcese, N. R. (2011). Teaching and Learning with iPads, Ready or Not? TechTrends, 55(6), 42-48. doi:10.1007/s11528-011-0540-6
  • 9. Might Still Make It• “Contemporary ‘digital age’ university students in developed countries are familiar with social networking through Facebook, instant communication via Twitter and mobile technology through their smartphones. They compare these with university e-mail and e-learning systems, projected lecture slides and handwritten assessment tasks. They have expressed a desire for more varied forms of communication and more vibrant learning methods” Manuguerra, M., & Petocz, P. (2011). Promoting Student Engagement by Integrating New Technology into Tertiary Education: The Role of the iPad. Asian Social Science, 7(11), 61-65. doi:10.5539/ass.v7n11p61
  • 10. Might Still Make It• The iPad may also become central in education in order to graduate students familiar with devices that will be used in the workplace: – maintaining patient records – accessing information instantly – recording patient data at point of care – presenting information to patients
  • 11. Just Another Laptop?• The form factor means that the iPad is more akin to a mobile phone that is carried everywhere i.e. integrated into a life / extension of self• Interaction with the device is tactile and engaging giving a distinct User Interface Experience• The iPad runs on code written specifically for the device which means fast boot up + processing speed + the battery life is good (about 10 hours)• There are 200,000 + applications written specifically for the iPad
  • 12. Resources• E-Anatomy• ICD9 2012 Consult• Inkling Medical Books• Harrison’s Principles by Inkling• All Patients
  • 13. E-Anatomy• E-Anatomy iPad application – $3.99 and allows you to buy individual modules from within the app – Comes with the brain axial MRI and cranial nerves illustration modules fully activated – 2 other modules in demo-mode until they are purchased as part of one of three different packages – Each module costs $69.99, bringing the total cost for the whole deal to $213.96 13
  • 14. E-Anatomy 14
  • 15. E-Anatomy 15
  • 16. ICD9 2012 Consult 16
  • 17. ICD9 2012 Consult 17
  • 18. Inkling Medical Books• Inkling is a textbook application that was built exclusively for the iPad platform and features “interactive textbooks” — basically, bringing textbooks alive.• Once you download the free Inkling app, you are able to view various textbooks they offer• Currently have 23 medical books with another dozen listed as being on the way 18
  • 19. Harrison’s Principles by Inkling 19
  • 20. Harrison’s Principles 20
  • 21. Harrison’s Principles by Inkling• Less Searching – Save time flipping back and forth to look stuff up. Search function and glossary function.• Formative Assessment – Every chapter comes with quizzes and self- assessment tools. 21
  • 22. Harrison’s Principles by Inkling• Audio and Visual – High resolution images, audio, and video• Social Learning Network – See other students’ notes and highlights in real time, create running discussions, and star the most helpful notes. 22
  • 23. All Patients 23
  • 24. All Patients 24
  • 25. All Patients 25
  • 26. Activities• White Board – Classroom interactions• Mendeley Reference Manager- Complete readings• Documents to Go - Work on assignments• GoodReader – Read all document types• Evernote - Solve problems• Moodle Mobile - Interactions
  • 27. White Board
  • 28. Mendeley
  • 29. Documents to Go
  • 30. GoodReader
  • 31. GoodReader
  • 32. Evernote
  • 33. Evernote
  • 34. Mobile Moodle
  • 35. Supports• iTunes U – Built in supports such as rubrics• Email – Personal asynchronous support• Skype – Personal synchronous support
  • 36. iTunes U Application
  • 37. Skype
  • 38. Email
  • 39. Moodle
  • 40. Assessment• Dedicated applications & Moodle quizzes - Multiple choice, short answer• Drop Box - Written assignments• MindJet - Problems / cases for formative and media rich PDF documents for summative
  • 41. Drop Box
  • 42. Drop Box• The iPad does not have a file browser so no file browser functions e.g. folder creation are available.• Drop Box application provides file browser functionality.• Also gives a cloud based workflow. 42
  • 43. MindJet
  • 44. Application URLs• E-Anatomy -• ICD9 2012 Consult -• Inkling Medical -• Whiteboard• Mendeley• Documents to Go• Good Reader• Evernote• Skype
  • 45. Application URLs• Dropbox• MindJet