Webinar series: Technology enhanced teaching and learning for health professionals

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Technology enhanced teaching and learning at the University of Cape Town © Veronica Mitchell CC-BY

Technology enhanced teaching and learning is becoming an important part of medical education

Our new webinar series, co-hosted with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), explores how health professionals around the world are increasingly using digital technologies to prepare for practice, keep their knowledge and skills updated and train others.

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1. Technology enhanced teaching and learning: the fundamentals

Date: Thursday 1st March

Dr Daksha Patel and Ms Sally Parsley from the ICEH Open Education programme highlight the evidence on technology enhanced teaching and learning in health care and Dr Juan Lopez Ulloa (Mexico) and Mr Mathew Njume Mbwogge Ngime (Cameroon) share their experiences of using technology for personal development and training in eye care.

2. Digital for health care education

Date: Thursday 15th March

Talk 1: Dr Eduardo Mayorga from the International Council of Ophthalmologists presents on the increasing importance of good digital capabilities for medical CPD and lifelong learning and introduces the ICO Ophthalmic Educators group which is committed to improving ophthalmic education by “teaching the teachers” – offering conferences, courses, curricula, and online resources to anyone involved in ophthalmic education.

Talk 2: A/Prof Judith McKenzie is head of the division of disability studies at UCT. As convenor of a postgraduate diploma in disability studies, which moved from a block release course to blended learning, she became aware of the power of online learning technologies.  Having worked in the field of inclusive education for over 20 years she saw an opportunity to reach teachers and parents of children with disabilities in low and middle income countries through the development of a MOOC through CILT at UCT. This has subsequently had an impact on her research and teaching opening up a whole range of teaching and learning possibilities.

3. Digital for health professionals’ learning

Date: Thursday 29th March
Ms Veronica Mitchell, facilitator & researcher at the University of Cape Town & University of the Western Cape, and experienced human rights educator discusses the digital skills and tools health professionals can use to support technology enhanced learning.

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