Technology enhanced global online collaborative networking using MedEdWorld Wimba: UKM medical centres' experience

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Introduction: Technological enhancement using software and internet has emerged a new educational model in collaboration among medical researchers and lead the globe to become an educational village. MedEdWorld is a technology enhanced global online medical education community, used Wimba software to share ideas and develop medical education globally. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) had the opportunities to share ideas and contribute to MedEdWorld collaboration. Objectives: To identify the research methodology and UKMMC participants' observation on a MedEdWorld-Wimba collaboration. Materials and Methods: A post presentation survey was carried out on UKMMC participants' views on 28 May 2009 just after MedEdWorld's 60 minutes presentation on "A Real Headache". Presenter was from the Dundee University UK, where MedEdWorld was located. Around 10 institutions globally took part and represented their countries, where UKMMC represented Malaysia with a group of students and one facilitator. Participants entered the Wimba classroom logged in their name with 2-code country letters. All participants heard and saw the presenters' audio-video broad cast, and responded using media buttons in classroom. While presentation ended, a questionnaire was administered to UKMMC participants. Results: All UKMMC participants opined that MedEdWorld-Wimba offered a live participation in a transnational presentation which was an effective way to elicit different perspectives on a global problem. Conclusion: Knowledge of a global problem was discussed and updated effectively from a remote location using enhanced technology. UKMMC extended its contribution across diverse communities and remains upto- date to ensure quality in education. Medical schools should share ideas with global communities to ensure educational quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Enhancement
  • Mededworld
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Wimba

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  • Medicine(all)

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