Wednesday, June 6, 2012
For Medical Students
Tablet-based conferences enhance learning, study shows
Tablet-based conference mirroring is giving residents an up-close and personal look at images and making radiology case conferences a more interactive learning experience, a new study shows.
Residents at Northwestern University in Chicago are using tablets and a free screen sharing software during case conferences to see and manipulate the images that are being presented. Implemented at Northwestern since 2011, the tablets allow residents to manipulate images on a large presentation screen and search the Internet during case conferences.
More than 75 percent of the residents who participated in the study agreed that the new learning format enhanced their learning experience. Learn more in a news release about the study.
The study appeared in a supplement to the May 2012 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology. To view an abstract of the study, visit the journal's website and scroll to "027. Advantages of Tablet-Based Conference Mirroring: Enhancing Learning Through Interactivity in Conferences."
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