Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 4

Educational Technologies for Online and Blended Learning in Medical Science

Almottesembellah Gaiz1,2 and Sapha Mosawy1

1School of Medical Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Qld, Australia
2National Centre of Haematology, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Baghdad, Iraq

*Corresponding Author: Sapha Mosawy, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia.

Received: March 27, 2018; Published: June 20, 2018

Citation: Almottesembellah Gaiz and Sapha Mosawy. “Educational Technologies for Online and Blended Learning in Medical Science”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.4 (2018).

Abstract

  Traditional face to face teaching methods have several weaknesses practically in regards to student motivation, participation and engagement. Online and blended learning is a practical and useful combination of traditional classroom lectures with technologybased approaches to learning and teaching aimed to address the flaws of face to face teaching. Due to the increased demands for students-centred learning strategies, online and blended learning has become an effective teaching method to increase student motivation, engagement and achievement. Indeed, technology has played and essential role in the success of online and blended learning strategies. The use of web-based tools and applications have increased the ways and approaches blended learning is implemented and delivered. This paper aims to describe some different current and emerging essential online tools for teachers to utilise in enhancing and achieving online and blended learning practices in the higher education sector. This paper describes tools that can be applied outside of the traditional Learning Management System (LMS) and to be used to complement the current online and blended learning practices.

Keywords: Blended Learning; Kahoot!; Edmodo; Schoology; Socrative; Edpuzzle

Copyright: © 2018 Almottesembellah Gaiz and Sapha Mosawy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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