Deployment of ICT in MEDICAL EDUCATION - The Medvarsity story

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Deployment of ICT in MEDICAL EDUCATION - The Medvarsity story

  1. 1. • Lakhs of practicing doctors/nurses don’t have access to professional training • India home to 18% of the world’s student population • ICT in medical education - beginning of a marvelous journey • Web 2.0, 3G and 4G Tools – innovation and scalability
  2. 2. • Internet user base : 200 million • YouTube has 40 million unique users in India • Over 90 million mobile internet users in India • India is the fastest growing online market space in the World • Average user spends 20 hours a week on the net • Facebook: More than 75 million active users • India in top 10 Twitter countries • India has second highest LinkedIn users in the World
  3. 3. • Chalk & Talk to Click & Enter bringing Innovative technologies • Physicians face internet-savvy patients • Creating awareness for adopting ICT • To motivate medical students and practitioners to use ICT to find info, learn and develop
  4. 4. • Trained 25000 students • International student base across 46 countries around the world • Over 25 courses for Doctors, Nurses and Allied Medical Professionals • Established: April 2000 • Headquarters: Hyderabad, India • Celebrated 10 years
  5. 5. “To deliver Information Technology based quality education to the Health Care Providers (HCP) at any distance and to facilitate cutting edge research in delivery of medical education ” Dr. Prathap C. Reddy Executive Chairman
  6. 6. • From Computer assisted learning to learning anytime, anywhere. • Embracing new Technologies- wireless & fast • Adopting evolving Interfaces- Tablets & Smart Phones • Skills training by Simulations- Nintendo wii generation • Building digitally enabled Medical schools
  7. 7. • Structured set of directed learning over SCORM complaint Learning management system • Diploma in – identifying specific learning requirements • Blended learning – Hospitals based hands on training – VSAT class room based sessions – Webinar driven classrooms • Tablet based learning solutions for Medical students
  8. 8. Multimedia brought the world into the classroom... Smart technologies will take the classroom into the world.
  9. 9. • Audio visual aids – 3D animations & simulations • New software & hardware – webinars – Tablets – Social platforms – Smart phones • Technology driven smart teaching class rooms – Smart boards – Cloud based – Feeding services
  10. 10. Content- • Concise – Basics (NO Excess Baggage!) • Visual - Picture – say everything! Clinical emphasis – Doctors (NOT Anatomists/Physiologists/Biochemists) Student (Know more – Passionate) Objective- • Problem-solver (specific information, NOT everything on the planet)
  11. 11. • Growing popularity of wireless technologies • Demand of learning at anytime, any place, any pace, and any subject • TV will be replaced by the Internet • India will have largest internet users • Advanced hand-held devices will be the chosen medium of learning • Smart homes with smart students with smart devices
  12. 12. E- learning is a revolution & a reality and very much here to stay. We need to innovate, exploit & harness this Technology in order to compliment & enhance learning to improve our standards of education.
  13. 13. We aim to pay the role of an educational technologist by amending pedagogical, educational & medical innovations into technology for teaching & learning.

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