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>The Best New Social LMS : TOPYX

Posted by drneelesh on January 9, 2011

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Social LMS is the new buzz-word in eLearning. Everyones wants an elearning platform which allows social features like connecting, forming interest groups and building communities.
Such features are not well defined in the earlier breed of LMS like Blackboard or Moodle.What it needs is an affordable, fully-hosted social learning management system (social LMS) eLearning software as a service (SaaS) solution with integrated, innovative social learning resources that meet the needs of today’s learners.
TOPYX is a revolutionary eLearning 2.0 platform that ingeniously integrates learning content, assignment tracking facilities and social learning. Using the most advanced technology, TOPYX brings the best interactive software together into a single platform—giving educators, trainers and learners the ultimate resource for all their knowledge-sharing needs.
TOPYX is already used by many corporates, including Johnson and Johnson. It is 100% web based and works within the browser, so no need to download anything! It is fully integrated with community building features and single user sig-on. Also, Social networking plug-in compatibility (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc) gives it the edge over many other similar LMSs.
It is provided as a service, so you don’t need to dirty your hands with complicated coding. Just pay and start using! Its customizable, so easy to add branding! It lets you embed multimedia in a variety of formats. It has already been voted as eLearning – Best of 2010 winner.It is used by a number of corporate houses from different verticals and has proved itself adaptable for all kinds of niche needs.
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Use of interactive e-learning in Medicine- JMIR

Posted by drneelesh on November 19, 2009

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A Small study on use of interactive e-learning in Medicine

all words <within> are mine.



Technology used– live interactive webcasting using a scan converter, mixer, and digitizer, and video server to embed a presenter-controlled talking head or copy of the presenter’s computer screen (normally a PowerPoint slide) in a student chat room.

Activity studied – 16 students from six countries underwent weekly 2.5-hour live sessions for 10 weeks.<small size, but lets not be choosy.>

Content used included the use of computers by patients, patient access to records, different forms of e-learning for patients and professionals, research methods in eHealth, geographic information systems, and telehealth. – <bias galore!>

Conclusion– The model of synchronous e-learning based on interactive live webcasting was a successful method of delivering an international postgraduate module. Students found it engaging over a 10-week course. Although this is a small study, given that synchronous methods such as interactive webcasting are a much easier transition for lecturers used to face-to-face teaching than are asynchronous methods, they should be considered as <important>part of the blend of e-learning methods.

Detailed study here-
Use of Live Interactive Webcasting for an International Postgraduate Module in eHealth: Case Study Evaluation | Jones | Journal of Medical Internet Research

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Medical Animation- How is it Used ?

Posted by drneelesh on April 2, 2009

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A short gif animationImage via Wikipedia

Medicine is a very visual science requiring a lot of imagination of processes taking place at cellular and sub cellular levels. Almost none of the disease processes currently understood can be seen. Even something as simple as a Flu infection(influenza virus) has to be imagined to be understood, forget opaque diseases like Danubian endemic familial nephropathy. Animation helps in simplifying the process for a large number of visual learners.


A few other uses of Medical animations ( besides medical education) include-
  • Medical field related Web sites,
  • Sales Training,
  • Patient Education,
  • Slide Kits and Presentations,
  • Multimedia Posters/Abstracts,
  • Health promotion,
  • Advertising and traditional marketing,
  • Trade shows and Symposium,
  • Multimedia journals,
  • Online social marketing, etc.

I use Medical animations frequently and am always on the lookout for interesting and original Medical animation sites. There are many animation sites out there but very few achieve the required levels of professionalism and accuracy. I have prepared this slide-kit to showcase a few of such sites. This list is by no way exhaustive but only a limited view of this field. To keep the list short and interesting, i had to fore go a few websites. Kindly pardon me if i missed yours.

You could add other such interesting sites as comments at the end of this post.

Enjoy.

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Medical Animation- How is it Used ?

Posted by drneelesh on April 2, 2009

rketing

A short gif animationImage via Wikipedia
Medicine is a very visual science requiring a lot of imagination of processes taking place at cellular and sub cellular levels. Almost none of the disease processes currently understood can be seen. Even something as simple as a Flu infection(influenza virus) has to be imagined to be understood, forget opaque diseases like Danubian endemic familial nephropathy. Animation helps in simplifying the process for a large number of visual learners.

A few other uses of Medical animations ( besides medical education) include-
  • Medical field related Web sites,
  • Sales Training,
  • Patient Education,
  • Slide Kits and Presentations,
  • Multimedia Posters/Abstracts,
  • Health promotion,
  • Advertising and traditional marketing,
  • Trade shows and Symposium,
  • Multimedia journals,
  • Online social marketing, etc.
I use Medical animations frequently and am always on the lookout for interesting and original Medical animation sites. There are many animation sites out there but very few achieve the required levels of professionalism and accuracy. I have prepared this slide-kit to showcase a few of such sites. This list is by no way exhaustive but only a limited view of this field. To keep the list short and interesting, i had to fore go a few websites. Kindly pardon me if i missed yours.


You could add other such interesting sites as comments at the end of this post.
Enjoy.



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-iPod in Medical education

Posted by drneelesh on December 23, 2008

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At the Ohio State University Medical Center, the iPod Touch is literally what the doctor ordered. The university announced this week that all students in the College of Medicine would receive the devices, which the university plans to equip with medical software.

Justin Harper, a third-year medical student credited with the idea of distributing the wifi-enabled audio-and-video players, says the iPod Touch will allow him to listen to lectures during his commute to school and will put current medical information at his fingertips. He will be able to pull up graphics, watch videos of medical procedures, and search medical reference books. Perhaps more importantly, he says, he will be able to answer patients’ questions more quickly and without leaving their sides.

“It just makes [everything] faster,” he said. “We can have it there when we need it.”

Other medical schools have also incorporated iPods or other portable media players in their training. At Temple University, students use iPods to listen to recordings of heart murmurs. At the University of Michigan, students use “Dr. iPod,” a program that lets them review lectures and patient presentations on their iPods. Ohio State University, however, appears to be the first to give the devices away.

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