WHY MEDICAL STUDENTS TURNING TO DIGITAL LEARNING? THINK ABOUT FLIP CLASSES

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  1. 1. Dr.T.V.Rao MD The Indian system of Modern Medicine is disorganized with rapid expansion of Medical colleges and lack of Senior Teachers who were supposed to be role models but failed to impress many students, and the system runs with few excellent Teachers who live as role model still the system of human contribution is respected, I never underestimate the power of Human contribution after all Medicine is human interaction and wise and committed teachers can only do the best, with open access to knowledge and Medicine the new generation of doctors / medical students are learning medicine in a new nonlinear way through digital and social technologies. But if you think todays medical students are learning the way you did, you need schooling. Sitting in a crowded lecture hall to hear a professor and scribble notes, then heading home or to the library to memorize the material, will soon seem as archaic as overhead projectors which perished already, Never forget students have least concentration on the tedious and continuous matters as in life today which is becoming faster, they wish to do the matters fast than what we think, I think no one Today without a smart phone and many students browse through the topics as we taught Not only is a wider range of thinkers through these new platforms and technologies spreading more ideas, but also new ways of learning are opening up ways to think differently. When the teachers cannot impress the next alternative remain their own prescribed books A certain category of people learn well from books, but many people dont. We think we can do away with the notion of someone who is book smart, and bring people who dont learn well from books into the fray of being fantastic academic performers. Inkling In the Medical Webinar, Inkling defines ways learning on a digital medium promotes thinking differently: 1. Learning is Interactive. Instantly tap on a word for a definition when you dont understand it. Get instant feedback when you take a quiz. Learning is Modular. Professors can single out only relevant chapters, and students pay attention for the chapters they need for passing the examination or competitive examination, which many take sooner than later. 2. Learning is Social. If you look at the FACEBOOK or Twitter many scientific topics and portals are connected we are updated every moment of search Professors and students can communicate right inside a social network plat form by sharing highlights, notes and ideas. As social media plays an increasingly important role in health care delivery, a growing number of medical educators are helping future physicians develop what they call digital literacy and digital professionalism. 3. The impact of social media in medicine can be great, but is not limited just to patient care education and public health surveillance are two other examples of usage. 4. There are lots of role models out therefind them and learn from them. 5. In response to the new technology, and changes in student habits, medical schools in developed and even developing countries are quickly implementing sweeping curriculum reform and flipping the classroom. Its now assumed that students will absorb the basics on their own, at their convenience, using smartphones, tablets or web-based lectures and interactive learning modules. Then they come back to school / college to work out problems theyve encountered or apply what theyve learned. But even as students learn about evidence-based medicine, the flipped classroom model in medical education has little study data to back it up. Most learners appreciate this new convenience, but whether its better for retention or practice is very much an open question. On matters what we can learn on our own, practical experience and that of our peers offers an irreplaceable education. We are all eternal students and teachers, with or without the cramped lecture halls. As Sir William Osler wisely stated long before tablets and podcasts, He who studies medicine without books sails an
  2. 2. uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. Never forget the patients is the real source of information in Medicine rest are all supportive tools If determined we can bring changes in education reducing the many non functional and unproductive teachers, the head counting of the Teachers during MCI not served the purpose to solve the students problems it just satisfy the regulations, If we think sensibly we can think of new ideas of Flip class room, Flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom and moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. In a flipped classroom model, students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, or carry out research at home and engage in concepts in the classroom with the guidance of the instructor. (WIKIPEDIA) A cornerstone of the flipped classroom model is that technology will guide students through the material before coming to class, during interactive class activities, and afterwards. Here are some of the tools, and companies, trying to make a difference in this realm. Digital Smarts aims to prepare our students for the realities of the digital age. I wish even go further to suggest that medical schools / college shave a civic if not a moral obligation to be preparing our students for how to maintain themselves in the public space. Medical colleges and schools, have a responsibility to help students understand where the limits are students turning on their own TO DIGITAL LEARNING without systematic and trained digital teachers support anyhow it will have repercussion and prove to be disorganized learning THINK ABOUT FLIP CLASSES ON EXPERIMENTAL BASIS Ref Changing trends in Medical Education DR.T.V.RAO MD PROFESSOR OF MICROBIOLOGY FREELANCE WRITER

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