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Issue Six - January 11, 2006


Tufts OpenCourseWare

Tufts University of Medford, Massachusetts is contributing to the growing international Open Educational Resources movement. Tufts has joined with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in offering free on-line course content, and the University is providing Tufts’ learning management system infrastructure to schools in Africa.

Tufts OpenCourseWare (OCW) seeks to capitalize on the potential of the internet to eliminate borders and geographic distance as obstacles to the instantaneous exchange of knowledge and new ideas. OpenCourseWare offers comprehensive, multimedia course materials free to everyone with on-line access. Courses available from Tufts University School of Medicine include "Epidemiology and Biostatistics," "Microbiology," and "Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases." OCW does not require any registration and is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity.

Tufts OCW launched in September 2005; the website represents a sampling of Tufts on-line course materials with more courses to be published every 6 months. To visit Tufts OpenCourseWare, go to http://ocw.tufts.edu. For information about the learning management infrastructure, go to http://tusk.tufts.edu/about/.

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3rd Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 18th-21st February 2006, Singapore

Following the overwhelming success of the 1st and 2nd APMEC, the Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, will once again be organising and hosting the 3rd APMEC from 18th to 21st February, 2006 at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

The theme for the 3rd APMEC is Curriculum TIPS - Trends, Innovations, Priorities, Strategies. Several world renowned medical educators have accepted our invitation to speak and run workshops at the conference. Please visit our website at http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/events/apmec3/ for more details.

As in the past years, this Conference attracted a huge local and international participation. We expect 350 to 400 medical educators from and beyond the Asian region in the 3rd APMEC 2006.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we invite you and your fellow medical educators to submit abstract/s and to register for this Conference. We are expecting the abstracts to be published in an indexed journal.

We look forward to your participation and to making the 3rd APMEC yet another resounding success!

Thank you

With best wishes

Associate Professor Khoo Hoon Eng
Chairperson, Organising Committee 3rd APMEC 2006

Visit 3rd APMEC, February 2006, Singapore http://medicine.nus.edu.sg/events/apmec3/

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