In a rapidly changing world of technology, communication and information is everywhere around us. Technology is constantly moving the frontier for what is possible and having an increasing impact on education. New inventions create new ways of effective mass communication and the expectations from both students and educators are changing. There is a risk of information overload and difficulty ensuring, that important information passes through to all relevant individuals. This provides a challenge to institutions, which have an urgent need to pass on personal important information. One way to meet this challenge is to make use of new technological achievements in some novel way (CMS, LMS, VLE, RSS etc.). Another way is to take one step backwards, and employ an older technology that is stable and which people are familiar with. At the Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark, the latter route was chosen as part of improving the digital communication and information environment at the faculty. A SMS service was implemented and tested in three settings: course communication tool, University administration tool and as examination result tool.
Main Research Area:
AMEE 2013 - Association of Medical Education Europe Conference