Shephard also said that mobile learning has the potential to deliver just-in-time training directly to the point of need and it could benefit any crisis responder required to perform medical duties or to assess the medical situation.
The CWP project officially kicked off in February 2011 with a three-day workshop in London where participants focused on finalising their roles and identifying goals to be accomplished in the next phase, a proof-of-concept, to be held in early 2012.
This proof-of-concept demonstration will focus on a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief scenario with a large number of injuries and casualties.
“In the scenario, as in real-life, personnel sent to assist will come from different backgrounds, will have different skills and will speak different languages. We will be testing how well medical-related mobile learning works in that environment,” said Shephard.