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Monday, May 24, 2004

Educating the 21st Century Health Professional

This was the programme section I attended yesterday afternoon. There were 4 speakers, 2 of whom talked about the online interactive tutorials that they've developed using a program called Camtasia, and the success they've had using them. Camtasia is similar to a program called RoboDemo that Nick and I are experimenting with. RoboDemo allows us to capture videos of mouse movements on screen. We're looking at using it to make new versions of the NeLH tours, which will make them much more interactive, and actually demonstrate how to search or display search results, etc, as part of the tours.

We were thinking about this before we came to Washington - and it's nice to now have confirmation from our American colleagues that they do work, and are an extremely well-received way of getting information across.

We'll let you know when we get our first one done, soon after we get home - watch this space!



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