“Using mobile technologies in Undergraduate Medical Education: The Manchester Experience”
Yesterday we were very glad to welcome Dr. Colin Lumsden (Manchester Medical School, Paediatric Consultant and Academic e-Learning Lead) to our first Education Excellence Seminar of 2014. Colin has pioneered the use of iPads in undergraduate medicine, with Manchester Medical School being the first medical school in the UK to introduce them.
In the first half of the session, Colin spoke for around thirty minutes on topics such as the initial iPad pilot project and launch, wireless connectivity in local hospitals and student interaction and productivity. After reflecting on the results of the project after a successful three years, he concluded that iPads were a disruptive and collaborative technology that allowed a much greater focus on the way content is created, delivered and consumed. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session, where we discussed some of the technological and pedagogical aspects in more detail.