Digital Literacy in Medical Education: Please Spread the Word!
For long years, I’ve been giving presentations about reforming medical education due to crucial changes in medical communication and the internet. I’ve been quoted several times: “Digital literacy must be in the medical curriculum globally!“
The Social MEDia Course, an online, Prezi.com-based portal with post tests and gamification was launched 3 weeks ago as a first step in this movement.
Please help disseminate this free course to as many students globally as possible. Please share it with your networks and the local medical schools and authorities. The Australian Medical Students’ Association agreed to link to the course, but digital literacy does not seem to be that important for other associations.
All medical students should have a chance to learn about reasonable internet usage and social media tricks even if their own medical school does not have a course like that.
Here you can find a description, a video, a prezi and images about the course.