From pilot to practice: iPads at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine

  • Teemu Masalin Faculty of Medicine, the University of Helsinki, Haartmaninkatu 8, FI-00290 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: +358 50 5281981.

Abstract


The University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine started a mobile learning pilot by providing iPads to all incoming medical students in 2013 and 2014. A model describing how technology facilitates learning is used to portray how diversely iPads have been used by the students. After the successful pilot in collaboration with the Medical Library Terkko, iPads have been integrated into medical studies and will be provided to incoming students also in autumn 2015.

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Published
2016-03-08
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Masalin T. From pilot to practice: iPads at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine. JEAHIL [Internet]. 8Mar.2016 [cited 18Oct.2019];11(2). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/41
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