The Project 2020 and the Future of Medical Learning

G. Graschew, T.A. Roelofs, S. Rakowsky, and P.M. Schlag (Germany)

Keywords

Elearning and Etraining, surgicaloncologicalworkplace, virtual reality based training, realtime elearning

Abstract

The pervasive use of computer, video and communication technologies has initiated improved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as well as technology-supported learning and training. The project 2020 integrates these new technologies into a medical workplace of the future that meets the clinical demands of modern surgery. Virtual-reality environments enhance surgical simulation and training. Global networks and the use of computers for educational purposes stimulate and support the development of virtual universities for e-learning. Especially applications with real-time transmission of live medical video streams and real-time interactivity can play an important role in tailored and personalised services. However, in order to realise the ultimate goal of ubiquitous access to learning services (u-learning), not only technology, but also a broad range of “soft” interpersonal factors appears to be crucial.

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