The era we are living in is often referred to as the “information age” because new information and communication technology (ICT) has had an enormous influence and a revolutionary impact to change the way we do business, live and learn. New educational concepts, technologies and course contents will be required with consideration of topics, e.g. - Teaching/learning strategies, - E-learning environments, - Development and production of learning modules, - Web-based learning resources/tools, - Virtual learning labs/classrooms in conventional universities, - Collaborative learning in small groups, - Policies, ethics, worldwide (EU) standards. These new ICT systems open up new forms and ways of learning. In the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) granted project "Teaching and Training Network in Neurosurgery" (TT-Net), modern multimedia and information technology is used in the hospital in order to leverage it for the training of students and physicians. The aim is to compose web-based course modules for a virtual education system for neurological diseases. The TT-Net is being realized in a very well equipped and highly competent learning environment in the Hannover Medical School campus network.

life long learning, virtual education system, volume visualization
The New Educational Benefits of ICT in Higher Education
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Matthies, H.K. (2004). A Web-based Teaching and Training Network in Neurosurgery. In The New Educational Benefits of ICT in Higher Education. Retrieved from