ISRRT World Congress

Document Type

Conference Proceeding




Radiation science is a highly visual field that is constantly evolving due to technological advances. Technology has significantly improved almost all aspects of the field over the past 10-15 years. These advances in technology have also played a significant role in the education of radiation science students didactically and clinically.

The enormous increase in the capabilities of information technology provides the opportunity for educators to dramatically change their way of teaching.1 mLearning or mobile learning involves the use of mobile devices (i.e. personal digital assistants, smart phones, iPhones, iTouch, iPad, laptops and tablets) to enhance teaching and learning. The most significant advantage of mLearning is the mobility of the technology which allows for unlimited, immediate and continuous access to course materials.

The goal of this initial research is to discuss the implementation of mobile learning, specifically through the use of the Apple iTouch, into the education of radiation science students.