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Pages: 6791-6799
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.1572

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain

DIGITAL RESOURCES FOCUSED ON IMPROVING PHARMACY STUDENTS LEARNING: ONE SUGGESTION

P. Parra1, R. Soto1, A.X. Herrera1, B. del Castillo2, M.E. Gil-Alegre2, P. Bermejo2, M.C. Martin2, S. Romero3, F. Lugo3

1Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, FES Zaragoza (MEXICO)
2Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Farmacia (SPAIN)
3Research Pro Sc (MEXICO)
Taking under consideration that the amount of students, belonging to generations highly involved with new technology, is rising, universities have focused their effort on making information and communication technology (ICT) to contribute to making education universally accessible, to training equality, to teaching and learning of high quality and with the teachers professional development. Furthermore, ICT may contribute to increasing efficiency on the educational system´s management, direction and administration.
In order to achieve these aims, universities have encourage:
a) the development of digital technologies which assemble alternative teaching systems;
b) the creation of virtual spaces making conventional school spaces undergo a transformation (mainly laboratories and libraries);
c) the increase in the amount of networks and communities focused on learning and practicing (academies and not academies);
d) the multiuse information administration (sounds, images, texts, links) that provides us with context towards knowledge;
e) the creation of distance learning systems.

The aim of carrying out this work on the pharmaceutical field is to emphasize on information and communication technologies´ critical use:
1. Improve the quality and pertinence of students´ training programs and increase the equal access to methods, technologies and elements which favour their preparation and performance.
2. Use the wide range of available technologies in order to increase the coverage, improve terminal efficiency and enlarge the number of graduates.
3. Boost pharmacy students´ learning using different resources as an academic blog and a massive online open course (MOOC) about important subjects as: Pharmaceutical care and Intellectual property.

The blog has been a resource which has allowed to Access to pertinent information in relation with pharmaceutical care in traditional medicine and the MOOC has introduced us into a new dynamic which, despite the fact that teachers were less familiar with it at the beginning, it has enabled the introduction to new topics and areas, providing us with a marvellous experience. Intellectual property is a current affair on the pharmaceutical field considering that it is related with creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, as well as symbols, names and images used in the pharmaceutical commercial sector. Hence, coming up with activities and creative ways of managing information has contributed to grow as a professional educator,

Both resources have been designed and constructed based on technological platforms, nevertheless, without a doubt, both teaching experience and knowledge have been two very important pillars on the construction of digital resources which favours students´ learning.
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title = {DIGITAL RESOURCES FOCUSED ON IMPROVING PHARMACY STUDENTS LEARNING: ONE SUGGESTION},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.1572},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
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DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.1572
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P. Parra, R. Soto, A.X. Herrera, B. del Castillo, M.E. Gil-Alegre, P. Bermejo, M.C. Martin, S. Romero, F. Lugo (2017) DIGITAL RESOURCES FOCUSED ON IMPROVING PHARMACY STUDENTS LEARNING: ONE SUGGESTION, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 6791-6799.
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