Why E-learning unit is Unique

Why E-learning unit is Unique


•    Only few colleges around the world has achieved 100% use of e-learning in its courses, those few colleges are mostly technical, and very few colleges of medicine has achieved success with e-learning. Qassim College of Medicine is proud to have this pioneering role.
•    The way e-learning is utilized in college is revolutionary; in that we have made e-learning a common culture among staff and students; not only some technology oriented engineers manage the content; but all staff members are involved in creating content, managing interaction, communicating with students, releasing grades and many other activities.
•    All of the systems have been developed in house. No external sources involved. . The college staff (Doctors) do the upgrade, maintenance and day to day help.
•    All of the software used is open source, which is free and has no support involved, we have proven that community projects are viable and represent an alternative solution for the highly expensive commercial solutions.
•    No single contribution by any company or any support of any kind outside the college, all support and planning is done by staff members.
•    We have changed the whole assessment process to use digital examination. Our exam lab is being copied in other colleges, the question bank will be generalized in the kingdom.
•    Surveys and feedbacks have become the base of decision making in college, due to the work done in e-learning of making this hundred and more surveys.
•    E-communications are the standard way of communications. Paving the way for a greener paperless college.
•    Mobile learning portal is such a pioneering project that enables every student to access his lectures and learning materials anytime.
•    Our pioneering project has been used as an example for others, and we helped others to follow our path.
•    We are the only college of medicine in the kingdom that gives 12 complete online courses for free as part of our open courseware consortium.
•    As a college we have produced simulation videos, DVDs, manuals, booklets, e-learning workshops and we give them online for free to the world.
•    Research: although the unit has started only two years ago, it has published two international papers and is working on 10 ongoing research projects; expected by the end of this year.
•    The unit has launched a mobile learning website; which puts its in the forefront of tomorrows technologies.
•    The college has a strict policy regarding copyrights, every user has to agree before using our facility; the policy respects the rights of others and disseminates the culture of copyrights.