Case-Based Learning (CBL) has become an effective pedagogy for student-centered learning in medical education, which is founded on persistent patient cases. Flippped learning and Internet of Things (IoTs) concepts have gained significant attention in recent years. Using these concepts in conjunction with CBL can improve learning ability by providing real evolutionary medical cases. It also enables students to build confidence in their decision making, and efficiently enhances teamwork in the learing environment. We propose an IoT-based Flip Learning Platform, called IoTFLiP, where an IoT infrastructure is exploited to support flipped case-based learning in a cloud environment with state of the art security and privacy measures for personalized medical data. It also provides support for application delivery in private, public, and hybrid approaches. The proposed platform is an extension of our Interactive Case-Based Flipped Learning Tool (ICBFLT), which has been developed based on current CBL practices. ICBFLT formulates summaries of CBL cases through synergy between students’ and medical expert knowledge. The low cost and reduced size of sensor device, support of IoTs, and recent flipped learning advancements can enhance medical students’ academic and practical experiences. In order to demonstrate a working scenario for the proposed IoTFLiP platform, real-time data from IoTs gadgets is collected to generate a real-world case for a medical student using ICBFLT.

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Keywords Case-based learning, Cloud environment, Flipped learning, Internet of things, Medical education
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Journal Digital Communications and Networks
Ali, M. (Maqbool), Bilal, H.S.M. (Hafiz Syed Muhammad), Razzaq, M.A. (Muhammad Asif), Khan, J. (Jawad), Lee, S. (Sungyoung), Idris, M. (Muhammad), … Kang, B.H. (Byeong Ho). (2017). IoTFLiP: IoT-based flipped learning platform for medical education. Digital Communications and Networks, 3(3), 188–194. doi:10.1016/j.dcan.2017.03.002