Technology-Mediated Education in Health Sciences describes the empowering possibilities that are available to health sciences educators at tertiary institutions. It is a guide to using technology to enhance the educator’s message, without the technology ‘becoming’ the message. Technology-Mediated Education in Health Sciences establishes ten paradigms for achieving your goals as an educator with the aid of technology. It positions the educator as the human face that defines and drives the teaching–learning experience, with technology and media playing supporting roles. An extensive toolbox supports educators in implementing new technologies, and includes sample lesson plans, factors to consider in materials production, a guide to develop instructional materials, writing tips, checklists for evaluating study materials and advice on culturally appropriate design. Various case studies have been provided that discuss how technology has been successfully adopted in health sciences contexts. The authors draw from the latest trends and developments in ICTs to present a vision of the modern lecture hall and educator–student relationship. In it, the educator is seen as a facilitator; knowledge is the product of collaborative discovery; and communication is diverse, immediate and constructive. Throughout the book, the authors remain aware of the fine line that early-adopting educators have to tread: on the one hand, they cannot be overly dependent on ICTs (thereby turning education into a mere technological activity); and on the other, they should not over-estimate the power of technology that they minimise their own human influence on learning. The question that the reader is left with is: ‘Which technologies and methods are appropriate for my content, my context and my students?’ About the authors Dr Johann Hugo is a part-time lecturer of the teaching–learning strategies in the postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education at Stellenbosch University. He has extensive teaching experience across different disciplines. Mrs Lorraine Fakude is a lecturer and facilitator with more than 30 years’ experience in health professionals’ education. She lectures in both the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes at the University of the Western Cape. This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to: • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet; • Search for and highlight text; and • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.