Assalamolaikum and good day to all of you, the 2019 year I was not that active on writing blog. There are several reasons for this, however as December came I committed myself to write review for the year 2019. Here is the quick summary, yet another defining , challenging and interesting year to go through.
As we embarked on different technology enhanced learning (TEL) projects, we explored “inspirational management” techniques and learnt a lot about effective management of people , resources and projects at institutional, national and international level .
At the end of 2018 we were assigned to conduct a workshop. Task assigned was to plan,design and facilitate pre-conference workshop on “Personalizing Learning Through the use of Technology” at MAEMHS Medical Education Conference at University Technology Mara, KL, Malaysia. An introductory video can be found here.
Certificate of participation can be found here
I was given opportunity to work with the team who was responsible to design MSc in Acupuncture, MBA (Healthcare Management) programme and PG diploma in Diabetes Management and Education via blended learning delivery mode. My focus was on online content design, delivery, learning activities, assessment and how to make learner online learning experience effective and seamless. After several rounds of training session with facilitators we were ready to go head with online material, activities, and assessment. Happy to see the successful launch of this programme, which I manage to attended first few sessions of module 1 to have first hand feedback from the learners.
The other main project that I got the opportunity to work was conversion of three conventional programmes to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) delivery mode and I am happy to share here, a great news that we successfully launched the programme. It was great learning experience for me. In completing this task we manage to even fine tune our conventional programmes. Lesson learnt from this project is, “it is good to revisit, reflect and think out of box”, when it comes to design online learning activities, course, and learning experiences .
Virtual Medical Clinic (VMC):
I would like to mention here about Virtual Medical Clinic project, which we are involved for last several years. In 2019 we manage to add more than 10 virtual cases into our clinics. This project is one of the great resources for students to test their knowledge. To access these cases, I would like to share the link:
Do let me know if you are interested to know more about this project or any other project. I would be happy to conduct training sessions/workshops.
I would love to hear your comments and please feel free to share your thoughts.
I was part of The Asian Medical Education Association(AMEA) Symposium AMEA 2019 organizing committee.
- Travel Medicine ( National University of Ireland, Galway; International Medical University)
- Smoking cessation ( Dalhousie University; Université Laval; International medical University)
- Patient Safety MOOC (MOH + International Medical University)
The greatness of these MOOCs are that we are designing and developing them with our partner schools and Ministry of Health, it is great collaborative effort.
We have explored SWIVL as lecture capturing system. SWIVL cloud is giving good features online. I like the hardware and software sync. Academic like it and it actually cut down the editing time and published version is ready and easy to share the content.
I would like if SWIVL could add assessment feature into their online post editing software.
This year our theme for festival was Personalized Learning, Learning Analytics & Adaptive Technologies. It was great event. We had more than 30 showcases in our Innovasi Competition. Thank you to the great team work by organizing team. We arranged keynote talks, and had innovative projects showcases. It was engaging event and we explored lot of innovative ideas. We look forward to have event more interesting event next year.
I was appointed again a module coordinator for Medical Health Profession Education (MHPE) programme module, ” eLearning for HPE”.This was my third time to coordinate and facilitate this module. The module went well. We had explore lot of tools for design and development of interactive content, blended learning course and assessment and feedback.
Mobile App Design:
We used MIT app inventor to facilitate mobile app design and development by our students. http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/
I was fortunate to present our research project on Mobile app design and development finding as a paper at AAOU Conference organised by virtual University of Pakistan.
I was invited to conduct Conference workshop on Blended Learning Content design, at International Conference on Medical Education (ICME) 2019.
I would like to thank you all those who made 2019 great year for me and shared their word of wisdom.
I am looking forward to 2020 to explore more Learning Analytics, Big data, emotional Intelligence and People Management.