Newspaper article China Post

TMU's Online Course Attracts 3,000 Registrations in 1st Week

Newspaper article China Post

TMU's Online Course Attracts 3,000 Registrations in 1st Week

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A free online course taught by an Taipei Medical University (TMU, [...]) professor has attracted more than 3,000 registered students, mainly from the U.S. and Europe, within the first five days of its launch.

Shabbir Syed-Abdul's class, "Social Media in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges," was among the most popular classes on FutureLearn, the largest massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform in Europe.

Syed-Abdul, an Indian-born assistant professor at the university's Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, said the course is taught alongside three other lecturers from U.S., Norway and Spain.

The six-week curriculum covers topics such as big data created through social media and how health care managers could use social media to interact with patients. …

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