Supporting medical students' learning with mobile devices

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013
Time: 1:00pm- 2:00pm
Venue: Barbara Falk room, CSHE, Lvl 1, 715 Swanston St.
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Student smartphone and tablet ownership is rising rapidly. Many students are already using these devices to access learning resources, but are their needs fundamentally different from those of desktop/laptop users, and if so are we doing enough to support them?

This presentation will report on the evolution and implementation of two mobile applications for medical students at Melbourne. Both applications provide similar functionality to existing desktop/web-based learning tools but also leverage key features of mobile devices to provide enhanced functionality and flexibility for mobile users. Usage patterns and students' perceptions of these applications in campus and clinically-based settings will be presented and their implications for the wider introduction of mobile learning services and activities within medicine and the university discussed.

This seminar will be presented by Dr Terry Judd, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences