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Chinese medical educators' digital literacy in an international joint medical and health programme


Lu, Jinjin and Jiang, H and Fan, Si, Chinese medical educators' digital literacy in an international joint medical and health programme, Proceedings of the 2019 International Symposium on Educational Technology, ISET, 02 July 2019 - 04 July 2019, Hradec Kralove, pp. 77 - 82. ISBN 9781728133881 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/ISET.2019.00025


This study aimed to examine Chinese medical educators' ICT and digital literacy awareness in an international joint health programme. An online survey was used to investigate the Chinese medical educators' current situation and their challenges on the development of digital literacy in practice. The results show that medical educators' occupations and the lengths of usage of computers have a significant influence on the web search skills. A majority of participants are aware of digital technologies and interested in using them but fewer are confident to use them to design teaching and learning resources online (16.9%) to meet students' needs. A lack of institutional funding, insufficient ICT training programme and resources are found as major factors for enhancing Chinese medical educators' digital literacy skills. Barriers and opportunities are also discussed for arousing instructional attention in facilitating medical educators to improve their digital literacy skills.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:digital literacy, medical educators, ICT competency, international joint programme, medical educators
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Lu, Jinjin (Ms Jinjin Lu)
UTAS Author:Fan, Si (Dr Frances Fan)
ID Code:151128
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-07-20
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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