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New Tools for an Ancient Craft: The Use of eCases in Chinese Medicine Education
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, School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; , , Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; , , , School of Chinese Medicine, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong ; , Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 8, Number 3, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Conventional teaching of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is highly teacher-centered, in line with traditional views of the teacher as “master”. This article focuses on how modern teaching concepts and technologies can enhance the teaching of TCM in Hong Kong, a city noted for a culture where “East meets West.” The project described in this article concerns the development and use of a media-rich collection of electronic cases (eCases) for TCM students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Initially, the applicability of interactive teaching and learning strategies in TCM were explored in order to refine the design of the eCases. Detailed evaluations (student surveys and expert reviews) confirmed expected learning benefits and provided ideas for further enhancement. The findings are positive, suggesting that teachers and students welcome this innovation. “New” concepts and “old” subjects are not necessarily incompatible.

Citation

Lin, Z.X., Lam, P., Wong, A., Cen, Z.b., Sun, W.z., Miao, J.x. & McNaught, C. (2009). New Tools for an Ancient Craft: The Use of eCases in Chinese Medicine Education. International Journal on E-Learning, 8(3), 331-345. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 12, 2019 from .

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