online education and pharmacy

Posted on: April 27, 2011

I can think of many ways where online education can be utilized in the field of pharmacy in both undergraduate and

 graduate education. Having a bulk of basic knowledge which one has to gather and comprehend, online video or audio lectures serve as a very valuable tool to offer lectures of basic knowledge topics online at students’ convenience. Chat or discussion boards can enhance active learning and encourage online student communication. Online assessment for oral presentations is small-scale classes is also a time saving option. For some areas in pharmacy however the online education cannot work. For example, in classes or research including experimental and laboratory work, you need to be there at the lab. facility and perform the experiment yourself. In the later example, online education role can come where you can see the techniques demonstration online or the the online resources can be used to support the theoretical part.

In general, online education is an important emerging tool that can be employed  in all fields. It helps very much in achieving many of the seven principles we discussed in earlier classes. Nevertheless, face to face education or traditional educational is indispensable in many settings and subjects and is an important part of student’ educational experience in terms of socializing and communicating.


2 Responses to "online education and pharmacy"

Jeff and I were talking with a new online teacher yesterday who was and remains a good skeptic. But she said, “I used to believe that you could not teach _________ online. Now I no longer believe that.” She has found positive uses for online teaching and learning in her discipline. As more faculty transition online, the options for learning will continue to increase and diversify.

I believe that too! It just takes time for us to accept new things..I have done experiments on virtual animals and human beings during my undergraduate studies..Still, I don’t have wide imagination enough to do other experiments online!! We will sure ask for help from technology people 🙂

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  • amal: I believe that too! It just takes time for us to accept new things..I have done experiments on virtual animals and human beings during my undergraduat


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