Beirut Arab University has organized a workshop for 45 participants from universities in Lebanon and Syria on innovative digital skills and teaching methods in the field of health science in the two countries, within the framework of participating in the DIGIHEALTH project, one of ERASMUS+ programs, funded by the European Union.
The project aims to foster creative and innovative digital and learning methods through information technology to improve the quality of education in the field of health science in order to prepare advanced qualified graduates who are able to adapt with any variables in the healthcare environment and meet societal expectations and preserve the healthy environment.
The Dean of Students, Professor Sobhi Abou Shaheen, said that “raising the digital capabilities of graduates shall increase their scientific knowledge in the future in the field of health science according to the available techniques which will contribute to enhance these sectors in our countries that goes in line with the goals of Beirut Arab University in stimulating and providing the necessary capabilities of its students.
Professor Abou Shaheen presented at the beginning of the workshop an overview of the project assessment needs survey results and showed the online learning activities and e-learning methods at the university.
During the three days training workshop various subjects were presented where Dr. Alastair Creelman from the Swedish LINNAEUS University spoke about the different adopted teaching methods via internet. In addition, Dr. Fawzi Baroud from Notre Dame University- Louaize presented a session about “Open Education for Health Professions: Access to Information and Equality for all”.