A new mobile learning module using smartphone wallpapers in identification of medical fungi for medical students and residents

A new mobile learning module using smartphone wallpapers in identification of medical fungi for... IntroductionFungal infection, mainly present in tropical and subtropical areas, is an important field in dermatology. Fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails affects more than 1 billion people worldwide per year, and millions of people suffer from invasive fungal diseases resulting in high morbidity and mortality. In order to determine proper treatment, it is essential that dermatologists have the ability to identify the causative fungal species by colony characteristics and microscopic morphology. However, due to the wide variety as well as similarity of fungal species, it is difficult for dermatologists to memorize the extensive morphologic and culture characteristics of different fungi. Most dermatology residents are only capable of identifying the more common fungal species during dermatology training.Educators have attempted to design different instructional materials to aid medical image interpretation, from lecture‐based, teacher‐centered education to active, student‐centered learning. With modern technology, almost every medical student or resident uses a smartphone in their daily lives. Overall, most of them spend more time searching and accessing information from smartphones than from books or documents. Therefore, it is reasonable to combine smartphone usage and knowledge acquisition, also known as “mobile learning.” Mobile learning is a popular method to promote active learning. It http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Dermatology Wiley

A new mobile learning module using smartphone wallpapers in identification of medical fungi for medical students and residents

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/a-new-mobile-learning-module-using-smartphone-wallpapers-in-umDjBGw12Z
Publisher
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
International Journal of Dermatology © 2018 International Society of Dermatology
ISSN
0011-9059
eISSN
1365-4632
D.O.I.
10.1111/ijd.13934
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

IntroductionFungal infection, mainly present in tropical and subtropical areas, is an important field in dermatology. Fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails affects more than 1 billion people worldwide per year, and millions of people suffer from invasive fungal diseases resulting in high morbidity and mortality. In order to determine proper treatment, it is essential that dermatologists have the ability to identify the causative fungal species by colony characteristics and microscopic morphology. However, due to the wide variety as well as similarity of fungal species, it is difficult for dermatologists to memorize the extensive morphologic and culture characteristics of different fungi. Most dermatology residents are only capable of identifying the more common fungal species during dermatology training.Educators have attempted to design different instructional materials to aid medical image interpretation, from lecture‐based, teacher‐centered education to active, student‐centered learning. With modern technology, almost every medical student or resident uses a smartphone in their daily lives. Overall, most of them spend more time searching and accessing information from smartphones than from books or documents. Therefore, it is reasonable to combine smartphone usage and knowledge acquisition, also known as “mobile learning.” Mobile learning is a popular method to promote active learning. It

Journal

International Journal of DermatologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off