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Technology Deployment in Self-directed Learning: A Guide for New Path in Medical Education

Shree LD Singaravelu, Abilash Sasidharan Nair

Keywords : Education, Medical students, Self-directed learning, Technology

Citation Information : Singaravelu SL, Nair AS. Technology Deployment in Self-directed Learning: A Guide for New Path in Medical Education. 2021; 4 (2):51-53.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03112

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Knowledge acquired by medical students in medical institutions becomes obsolete during their medical career. Thus, medical profession is in acute need for continuous learning that can be obtained by motivating and guiding students in the practice of self-directed learning (SDL). SDL enhances critical reasoning skills, amplifies curiosity, enhances the ability to recognize knowledge deficits, and enhances enthusiasm for learning. Technology is a captivating source of interactive tool in medical education. Exploiting technology brings deeper connections between student and educational content. It helps enhancing academic performance and also improves critical thinking. The right guidance for the utility of technology by the medical students will help them to become self-directed lifelong learners.


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