Microsoft Sway - Facilitated distance learning

I Rodd and S Lynch

Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

The Final year Personal Professional Development module presents a huge educational challenge. A topic students may not find obviously important to them, taught at a time when they are preparing for finals and are geographically spread around the region. Sway gives us a platform that is easy to put content on, easy for students to access, and allows us to pull together relevant links, videos, audio and other supportive material. It allows local facilitators and students to rapidly access the information they need on whatever device they choose, as they progress through the module and the final year. We believe that this is a model that could easily be applied in many other areas of education.