LITEE case study to be presented at Indian workshop

Published: Aug 17, 2009 4:16:00 PM
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Chetan S. Sankar, Thomas Walter Professor in Auburn University's College of Business will conduct a workshop in Mohali, India, demonstrating a new case study about telemedicine in Punjab. The one-day workshop will be presented by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), the Laboratory for Innovative Technology and Engineering Education (LITEE) and the International Center for Information Technology and Development (ICITD). It will be held on Aug.18 at the C-DAC and will cover a discussion and analysis of the telemedicine case study.

The study presents the benefits of and obstacles to the implementation of telemedicine in Punjab. Through the multimedia study, a variety of users offer their perspectives on what makes telemedicine successful. The goals of the case study are to enable a more successful implementation of telemedicine and to teach students and decision-makers how to analyze user needs and create successful solutions in similar business situations.

Workshop attendees will gain experience in use of current telemedicine applications, explore new applications for telemedicine in India and Cameroon, use case study methodology to stimulate thinking and analysis and gain understanding of complex technological applications from a variety of user perspectives.

Formed by Sankar and P.K. Raju, Thomas Walter Professor in Auburn's Department of Mechanical Engineering, LITEE is a collaboration between the College of Business and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Business and engineering students are increasingly being asked by potential employers to demonstrate "soft" skills, such as problem solving and business skills, in addition to their "hard" technical skills. LITEE was formed to address this requirement by bringing real-world issues into classrooms through cutting-edge instructional materials and strategies. Its partnership with business and engineering curricula produces well-rounded students in both disciplines who are able to adapt to team-oriented situations and real workplace issues.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes