8 reasons to digitalize your dental education
All education has gone through a massive leap into the digital era during recent years. Dental education is no exception. Dental education benefits from deploying new digital tools for remote education purposes, but also in class rooms to enhance learning. Here is how taking a non-interruptive camera system into use in your classroom can help you improve teaching and learning.
1. Live case review and teaching
Showcasing a real-life case with a real patient or a phantom head to the whole class is easy when you can stream the operation or procedure to a bigger screen or to everyone’s personal laptops in real time, and let your student see exactly what you see with no interruptions. You can share the footage with your students over cloud platforms or learning environments to be reviewed again later on. You can also easily conduct remote sessions and have your learners watch what you do online.
Videos and images recorded with a non-interruptive camera and saved into a cloud service or a learning platform allow your students to access the content whenever and wherever. This makes your teaching a whole lot more inclusive and accessible.
Having your students record their practice work helps you out in evaluating the work. You no longer need to be following multiple students simultaneously, but can concentrate on those who need more support. You can easily comment on videos or images taken by the students and assess their work whenever it is most convenient for you.
Providing personalized feedback is essential for learning. Being able to actually see what the students did and how, you are able to provide them with more accurate feedback and guidance. Commenting on videos and images is easy, especially when commenting can be done with on-image annotation.
5. Peer review
Recording practice work is a great way to enable peer evaluation, which is another great method to enhance learning. This is a way to activate learners to critically think about different cases and at the same time they’ll learn to give and receive feedback.
Having your students record their practice work is a great way to support reflection. You can ask your students to review and rethink their own work to optimize learning. This is a way to help your learners to improve their critical thinking skills and problem-solving.
7. Engagement and activation
Recording videos and taking images is a fun thing for most learners. It allows easy content sharing and immediate visual feedback. You can even try out different contests and quick challenges that involve taking videos or images of a practice case. Use this to engage and activate your students at the beginning of the class, as an intervention activity in the middle of the class or as a fun test at the end of the class.
8. Future skills
Learning to utilize different technologies and tools is crucial in today’s world, also within dentistry. Being able to use different solutions to improve your processes, patient satisfaction and business is something that will separate the wheat from the chaff. As a teacher, your job is to prepare future professionals with sufficient technical skills and an attitude to try out and utilize different digital solutions is highly important.
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