London — May 2
Working with Imperial College London (ICL)’s Medical School, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) has developed a series of software learning applications chiefly for use among the school’s students.
These simulation-based learning programmes — known as “process emulators” — deal with aspects of diabetes and its treatment, specifically covering controlling glucose levels in a patient with Type 1 diabetes: the cooperative diabetic and the non-cooperative diabetic.
Along with classroom-based teaching, these process emulators form part of a blended learning solution for sixth-year undergraduate students at the medical school.
“Partnering with Tata Interactive Systems has helped us to produce stimulating learning modules for our students,” said Maria Toro-Troconis, ICL Medical Schoolsenior learning technologist. “We identified key digital assets in the area of diabetes for the development of several process animations and emulators. These digital assets have been embedded in learning materials for initial years as well as clinical years.
“This allows us to showcase the potential of vertical integration across the curriculum. The students have found these resources to be highly stimulating and easy to use, enhancing their learning experience.”
This collaboration illustrates the growing trend of educational institutions using specialist developers to produce learning materials — as educational institutions realize their in-house resources, although more than adequate to produce the programs’ contents, can benefit from specialist help in such areas as visual, instructional and technical design, architecture and pedagogy to produce effective e-learning materials.
For more information, see www.tatainteractive.com.
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