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Enhancing Experiential Learning through Providing Mobile Multimedia Resources


Abstract

Medical students often find it overwhelming with the amount of knowledge that they are expected to learn within a fairly short amount of time. Furthermore, students also find it difficult to integrate and crosslink information learnt during their pre-clinical and clinical years; even in a problem-based, system-based medical curriculum such as the HKU MBBS Curriculum.

The HKU E-learning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences was therefore developed (as a website and also incorporated into Moodle) with the support of a TDG. There are at present more than 65 videos and 330 images related to neurosciences within the platform, which aims to supplement and enhance students’ learning on the subject. The platform can be accessed easily via mobile devices and thus can be used in a hospital-based environment to facilitate experiential learning. Related materials are cross-linked using ‘tag’ functions and help students integrate information learnt across different years.

Since its launch in September 2014, the platform has been visited more than 2,400 times and has been a popular resource amongst medical students and teachers. Many students were inspired to further pursue learning in the subject after accessing the platform and the platform achieved a very high SETL score. The platform was also awarded the Best Presentation Award in the 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia.

Principal Investigator

Dr. G.K.K. Lau, Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine Contact

Project level

Programme-level project

Project Completion

December 2014

Deliverables

  1. The HKU E-learning Platform on Clinical Neurosciences (http://hkuelcn.med.hku.hk)
  2. Poster presentation entitled “Establishing an E-learning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences at HKU” at the 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia, under the theme “MOOCs in Postmodern Asia” (awarded Best Presentation Award)
  3. Results of a survey conducted during October 2014 involving 328 HKU medical students spanning 4 years on how effective the platform was in enhancing their learning experiences relating to Clinical Neurosciences

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