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Taking medical students' learning high-tech

Christchurch campus developing e-learning systems

The University of Otago, Christchurch is developing a more high-tech approach to teaching medical students including interactive animations of real-life medical scenarios and doing tests online.

Today’s medical students are digital natives who expect their education will be as high-tech as the rest of their lives, says  e-learning co-ordinator Scott Hallman.

This means moving towards a paperless system where everything is in one digital place, including papers students need to read before lectures, animations portraying real medical situations and assignments and grades.

The focus of e-learning developments on the Christchurch campus is to give a better service to medical students and enhance their learning journey.

Still image of animated patient in an examination room, taken from the medical students' e-learning system
Image taken from the medical students e-learning system