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A Multimedia Integrated Learning Framework for Medical Education


Jayantha Udaya Weerasinghe,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Academic: BDS,MS, PhD (Japan)

Professor in OMF Surgery and Consultant OMF Surgeon, Fcaulty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya

Visiting Professor, Post Graduate Institute on Medicine, Univeristy of Colombo

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Nishantha Giguruwa ,

Associate Professor, ICT Institute Head, Digital Technologies Innovation Center Ritsumeikan Asia pacific University, JP
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Yukuo Hayashida

Professor, Faculty of science and Engineering Dean, Faculty of science and Engineering Saga University, JP
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In recent years, information and communication technology and multimedia technology have increasingly altered the landscape of the educational field particularly in higher education. In that, student is becoming the key focus of the educational process, where students’ creativity and interactions are strongly encouraged through IT enabled systems. The learning management system (LMS) is the system responsible for integrating all learning services and managing teaching and learning activities. It provides a collection of tools and functions to support teaching and learning processes, usually including course management tools, online group discussion, homework collections and grading; and course evaluation. The amount of multimedia support facilitated by the e-learning systems has given significant consideration in order to make distance education as effective as classroom education and make the blended leaning experience more effective. While the technology is moving toward a multimedia rich learning management system, its practical deployments is still far away, due to many unsolved technical and pedagogical problems. In this paper we present a framework for implementing a content integrated learning management system with specific focus on multimedia enrichment in learning content. It can be used effectively for teaching courses in medicine as well as to support complementary education for clinicians through channels such as telemedicine which can be integrated as an important component of epidemiology. We discuss two implementation examples: (a) UMELMS implementation in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and (b) telemedicine implementation to support international medical collaboration to present our concept of new generation medical education system design. 


Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2011;2(3):86-101


How to Cite: Weerasinghe, J.U., Giguruwa, N. and Hayashida, Y., 2012. A Multimedia Integrated Learning Framework for Medical Education. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics, 2(3), pp.86–101. DOI:
Published on 27 Apr 2012.
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