Research Revolution

There was a time, not so long ago, when you actually had to go to a library to read a journal article. If the library did not have the article you needed, you would ask your librarian to source the article and pay for the journal to be loaned to your library. The internet changed […]

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Medium for urologists

Yet another social media platform? A new social media platform seems to be announced on a weekly basis and it can be difficult to work out which are here to stay, and which will quickly fade into the distance. Medium is a free and open social media writing platform. Medium was created by Twitter co-founder […]

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BJUI Knowledge

BJUI Knowledge is a new online educational platform for urologists. It combines online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through e-learning, with a platform for recording CPD activity. It was released in February 2016 and is free to access and use for BAUS members for a trial period until the end of June 2016. The main page […]

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UROSource

The EAU has a new educational platform called UROsource, the learning library for urologists. The EAU library contains a searchable index of EAU conference proceedings, European Urology (EU) journals and EAU Guidelines. The searchable index is primarily from the millennium onwards. UROsource is internet accessible (https://uroweb.org/urosource/) and optimised across devices (desktop, tablet and mobile). EAU […]

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Massive Open Online Courses

Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of people (massive); they are open, as they have no student selection criteria and no […]

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Cloud-based presentation software

Microsoft’s Powerpoint and Apple’s Keynote have long dominated the presentation software market.  Their colour schemes and animated bullet points have become second nature to us all.  However, there is a new breed of presentation applications that are aiming to compete for a share of this market. This new breed of presentation applications mean that you […]

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Cloud computing for urologists

For anyone scared by the title you can be reassured that you are in all likelihood a seasoned cloud computing veteran. Most internet users have used web portals for e-mail such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail and I bet everyone has emailed themselves an attachment so that they have a backup of an important file […]

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Operative video websites

Traditionally, operations have been learnt through an apprenticeship method. Operative textbooks such as the classic Hinman’s Operative Atlas provide an excellent basis for urological practice and are a good adjunct to traditional teaching. However, increasingly textbooks cannot keep pace with operative advancements and surgeons have increasingly turned to the internet for further operative information to […]

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