Open Source E-learning for Medical Schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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  • Jens Dørup, Sektion for Sundhedsinformatik, Aarhus Universitet, Danmark
  • Mads Ronald Dahl
  • V. Simunovic, School of Medicine, Mostar University, Bosnien-Herzegovina
  • Afdeling for Biostatistik

The former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) with a combined

Muslim, Serbian, and Croatian population, is trying to build new frameworks for effective teaching and

learning in medicine. Apart from cultural and religious diversities, the country is struggling with serious

financial difficulties and with "brain drainage" of young physicians to more developed countries. Five

medical schools, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Tuzzla, Mostar, and Serb Sarajevo are collaborating in an EU

supported Tempus project, Dictum (˜r28/DICTUM/index.php) with the

support of EU member partners from Germany, Belgium, Austria and Denmark.

The internet infrastructure in BiH is still far from the level found in western European countries [1] As

an example, a bandwidth for an entire medical school could be in the order of 1-2 Mbit/sec and charge

for use of internet is still proportional to traffic. On the other hand many medical students use the internet

regularly from their homes and there is an increasing knowledge and understanding for the use of IT in

medical education both among teachers and students [2,3]. The present project was established to try

to help the medical schools in getting started with e-learning on a user-friendly and cost-free basis seen

from the BiH perspective.
TidsskriftTechnology and Health Care
Sider (fra-til)378-379
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2005

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