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The use of computer-based learning tools for teaching and clinical purposes: Interactive computing strategy for Iraq

By Sama Yousif Al Eshaiker

Abstract

Medical universities and teaching hospitals in Iraq are facing a lack of professional staff due to the ongoing violence that forces them to flee the country. The professionals are now distributed outside the country which reduces the chances for the staff and students to be physically in one place to continue the teaching and limits the efficiency of the consultations in hospitals.\ud A survey was done among students and professional staff in Iraq to find the problems in the learning and clinical systems and how Information and Communication Technology could improve it. The survey has shown that 86% of the participants use the Internet as a learning resource and 25% for clinical purposes while less than 11% of them uses it for collaboration between different institutions. \ud A web-based collaborative tool is proposed to improve the teaching and clinical system. The tool helps the users to collaborate remotely to increase the quality of the learning system as well as it can be used for remote medical consultation in hospitals

Topics: 004, 005
Publisher: IEEE
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:1104

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