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    Apps and the end of lectures?

    By Clive Young, on 8 February 2011

    Why should we spend so much time memorising this much when the information is easily accessible?

    Interesting article in this months medicalstudent – Are iPhone apps replacing traditional lectures? It’s on page 5.

    Echoes the comments of Prof Sugata Mitra, star of TED and ALT-C (hole-in-the wall computers etc) when asked asked last year to make three predictions  – in just 2 minutes – about what universities would be like in 2025 – one of the areas he obviously felt quite strongly about was how mobile computing might change medical education.