Electronic media and teaching software as instruments of modern education in lifesaving

TitleElectronic media and teaching software as instruments of modern education in lifesaving
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBissinger, D
Conference NameWorld Conference on Drowning Prevention
Date Published09/2007
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal
Other Numbers02-38

Computers are an integral part of life and education in the 21st century. The use of electronic devices like computers have enhanced education dramatically – the new word ‘edutainment’ and ‘computer based training’ are just indicators of this very young field of computer and educational sciences. The author will investigate how the use of electronic media, software and internet may enhance education within lifesaving and how these techniques may be introduced and combined with traditional teaching tools and possibilities. From an international perspective, examples for the implementation of electronic media into lifesaving education will be provided.

Additionally the possibilities and experiences from development aid work throughout Europe will be evaluated in order to explain how new media may enhance work within development aid nations to build up self sustaining life saving federations.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Possibilities of new ways of working with computer based education and training within lifesaving.
  2. Enhancement of existing systems based an a transnational comparison: Best practice and models
  3. Requirements and road blocks during implementation.