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Can New Digital Technologies Support Parasitology Teaching and Learning?

Author:
Jabbar, Abdul, Gasser, Robin B., Lodge, Jason
Source:
Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.7 pp. 522-530
ISSN:
1471-4922
Subject:
games, higher education, learning, online courses, parasitology, technology
Abstract:
Traditionally, parasitology courses have mostly been taught face-to-face on campus, but now digital technologies offer opportunities for teaching and learning. Here, we give a perspective on how new technologies might be used through student-centred teaching approaches. First, a snapshot of recent trends in the higher education is provided; then, a brief account is given of how digital technologies [e.g., massive open online courses (MOOCs), flipped classroom (FC), games, quizzes, dedicated Facebook, and digital badges] might promote parasitology teaching and learning in digital learning environments. In our opinion, some of these digital technologies might be useful for competency-based, self-regulated, learner-centred teaching and learning in an online or blended teaching environment.
Agid:
5915103