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Pages: 5902-5904
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain

CHALLENGES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE EDUCATION IN MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE VETERIANRY FACULTY

M. Figueroa Gomez, E. Serrano Sánchez

Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia (MEXICO)
The era of technology is here, we are completely surrounded by computerized a system that helps us, to be in touch with the advances of technological which occurring every day. The globalization makes it imperative that we were inform and put in touch of the things than happens in the rest of the world in seconds. One of the most important tools of this century in the use of Internet, we can know what is happening across the world without leaving our homes, offices, schools, etc. practically in seconds. Taking account the needs that professionals has of in a world which is constantly absorbs our time, and where competition is becoming stronger, we are required, an adequate training to survive in this world that spins at an impressive rate.
From this perspective, we have looking for ways to reach people who have a strong interest in being at the forefront of the latest knowledge in their area, without put aside their professional responsibilities or their places at the offices or work, or their communities or localities, the Medicine, and Animal Science Veterinary Faculty at UNAM has been given the task of developing under the Moodle platform, another option for reaching those professionals interested in further developing their skills. This task has not been easy, because we find two different points of views of what is the teaching of knowledge, where previous generations see no other choice than face to face teaching, and the new generation has introduced the option of using Internet to manage online learning.
It has been a challenge to make that understand the old guard teachers of, the enormous benefits gained from teaching online, how to shorten distances and diversify of educational opportunities that can enrich the process of teaching and learning. Understanding the presentations can not be the same than they use to-face class, which for an online class.
The advantages they have, regardless the distance that may exist between the professor and his students, they always can stay in touch virtually instantaneous to answer questions, to clarify doubts and ideas. To find out instantly the qualifying of the examination, to the feedback of the work delivered, the constant touch between teacher and student.
Although we live in the third world, we have disadvantages, because unfortunately not all the people which are interesting in continuing updating of knowledge, has the same technological facilities which are available in some areas of the country, and this hinders the development of the activities online. This significantly affects because they do not have an Internet connection with sufficient bandwidth to receive all the benefits that have been uploaded online to the user, somehow they missing information within the meaning of fidelity both image and audio, as are the possibility to see a video of a laboratory technique, or explanation of surgical procedure, or the exact definition of the images or photographs of organ damage, cellular cuts, etc.
Another significant challenge is to work with professionals from the old guard who have not grown up with computer dare to challenge this technological tool as a part of this new era, confronting the unknown, as is working with a computer, understand how to scan something.
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M. Figueroa Gomez, E. Serrano Sánchez (2010) CHALLENGES, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE EDUCATION IN MEDICINE AND ANIMAL SCIENCE VETERIANRY FACULTY, EDULEARN10 Proceedings, pp. 5902-5904.
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