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.
3 Responses to “Apps and the end of lectures?”
Matt Whyndham wrote on 28 February 2011:
by the way, links broken in this post.
Interesting, and confirms my suspicion that although scientists (and medics) must write, they can’t necessarily do it well!
Turning off the targeting computer for a finer attack on the problem is an option only for the extremely well-prepared, so I think swotting for exams is going to remain a feature of high-criticality occupations like flying, law, medicine and a few others.
Hand-held references don’t replace knowledge, only shelf-held references.