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Why ICT, what are the expectations in Higher Education?

The Universitas Pahlawan Tuanku Tambusai, Indonesia, Bangkinang, want to profit from the new possibilities introduced in Higher Education through ICT.
Expected profits are:

  • Teachers can make more realistic presentations of patients or clients with health questions using multimedia possibilities like video, pictures or sound. This can be used to illustrate theory and support students learning to solve health problems. Both are crucial elements in modern health education (= competency-based learning, active learning and self-study of students).
  • On the Internet, many interesting educational materials can be found which can be downloaded free of charge (animations, video lectures and blogs), which could be used in Health education. Also, ebooks might be used in education, but these are not free of charge.
  • Teachers can present their study materials (like power points, syllabi, articles, videos, etc.) in Moodle, the description for the students of their lessons and courses, necessary assignments and progress tests. In Moodle, students can easily access all study materials and assignments. Education is more transparent, which has a positive effect on the study motivation of the students. Video and pictures in colour can be made readily available for the students. There is no need to print or copy all the study materials for the students.
  • With the help of Moodle or a Blog, students’ self-study could be supported. The student will find their ‘homework’ on the Internet. The students’ results could be sent through the Internet to the teacher, but often, the student is given the correct answers in Moodle. Even a discussion between students about the correct answer is possible. The teacher will use the results of these self-study activities in the next lesson. Doing this will make the student’s learning deeper than regular textbook study.
  • In many countries, ICTedu-tools are used in Health education. As a result, teachers and ICT experts are developing all kinds of new, interesting possibilities to use ICT in Higher Education. The new ICT-based educational developments in Health education could be followed more effectively if the teachers have ICT experience.
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