BUILDING THE FIRST MULTIDISCIPLINARY MOODLE-BASED MASTER ON VISION REHABILITATION

M.B. Coco1, M.J. Maldonado1, A. López-Miguel1, J. Herrera Medina1, M.A. García Hontoria1, M.V. Flores Lucas2, M.A. Martín Ferrero2

1IOBA- University of Valladolid (SPAIN)
2University of Valladolid (SPAIN)
One of the main aspects of the new University Grades within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is based on the student personal work, thus Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) help to develop innovative educational programs. The first multidisciplinary on-line Vision Rehabilitation Master of the University of Valladolid was formerly offered in a conventional basis. We used for the first time a Learning Management System (LMS) platform (Moodle), for organizing the knowledge and skill competences designed for multidisciplinary Vision Rehabilitation curricula in Europe.
The Master in Visual Rehabilitation was born to answer the training needs of the socio-health students and professionals involved in the process of integration and normalization of people with low vision and visual impairment. We proposed a model that incorporates proactive student characteristics, the utilization of e-learning tools and educational outcomes within an Internet learning environment, based on the use of LMS platforms, using the resources provided by the University of Valladolid. It was developed within the IOBA Institute of Ophthalmology of the University of Valladolid, Spain, The Master addresses the lack of formal training in this area that is not covered by any other Spanish University. This Master is designed from a multidisciplinary point of view, which comes from the experience of the professionals involved in the care of this type of patients. An Academic Committee was selected to design the knowledge, skills and competences of this Master. These competences would become tools and different resources that would impact the student’s ability to achieve his or her learning goals and objectives. This oral presentation will provide the clues of this new postgraduate program, in which teachers from three Spanish universities and 6 well-known private clinic centers in the area have participated.
Our objective is therefore to share this experience in developing innovative skills of the Master with other universities who may be interested in following it.