cLovid is presented to the EU as an example of good practice
The cLovid team, which has developed a new kind of innovation in educational technology, has received good reviews from its sponsor DAAD. The DAAD gave the project 93 out of a possible 100 points and is recommending to the EU that the project be presented as an example of good practice.
The University of Muenster, Utrecht Medical Imaging Center and the University of Turku received EU funding in 2021 in order to develop digital solutions for medical education so it could be better prepared for crisis situations such as the COVID19 pandemic.
The international cLovid team, which managed to develop a novel, integrated online system for the teaching of pathology, has received excellent reviews from its national funding agency (DAAD). The DAAD gave the project 93 out of a possible 100 points and is recommending it to the EU as an example of good practice.
– We believe that the digital learning environment developed by cLovid is very well suited to the needs of specialist training and we will strive to promote its adoption in Finland. We are currently investigating intellectual property issues," says Dr. Laura Helle university research fellow from the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Turku.
The two-year multidisciplinary project was tough.
– First, the central European partners had to build a digital learning environment before we could test it in practical teaching situations, let alone evaluate the results. The first technical stress test failed, so two practical teaching experiments had to be carried out in the last few metres of the project, says Helle.
In addition to Dr. Helle from the University of Turku, the consortium's development work was driven forward by project researcher Mikko Kainulainen from Department of Teacher Education, and Associate Professor Pauliina Kronqvist together with Katarina Korpinen from the Department of Biomedicine.