Online resources to support remote teaching
IACLE provides online resources to support remote teaching
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators is reminding members that a wide range of online resources is available for remote teaching during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
IACLE members worldwide have been advised to contact their IACLE Regional / National Coordinators for more information on how to use these resources in their teaching and for additional support. The IACLE Education Team is currently developing a series of narrated PowerPoint lectures as additional support for its members worldwide. Look out for full details soon.
Accessible via Member Login at www.iacle.org under Member Resources, IACLE’s online resources include:
• The New IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC)
Six modules and 33 lectures in PowerPoint format
Lectures are available in Korean, Spanish, French and Italian.
NOTE THAT THE FULLY UPDATED VERSION – ICLC2020 – WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM NEXT MONTH. LOOK OUT FOR OUR SPECIAL NOTICE WHEN ICLC2020 GOES LIVE.
We also offer open access to the:
• 2013 version of the ICLC
10 modules in 55 parts in PowerPoint format
Available under ‘Free Resources’ as a student aid. A selection of slides in German, Portuguese and Korean can be found under Member Login.
• IACLE Case Reports Series
23 illustrated interactive case reports with multiple-choice questions
Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese (simplified).
These are currently available under ‘Free Resources’ to share with students.
• Research Update
38 reviews of important and interesting papers in peer-reviewed journals
For use in journal clubs and Discussion Forums.
• IACLE Image Collections
Five image galleries
These include the 2018 and 2019 IACLE Image Collections compiled from our Image of the Month contributed by members worldwide.
PLUS Contributed Resources, Videos, Links to Useful Resources and more.
IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo commented: ‘While many countries are facing a lockdown situation and most universities have closed already, it is important to ensure that the academic year is not wasted for our students. Members are reminded of the great online resources that IACLE have that could be utilised in these unusual global circumstances.’
FIACLE Dr Fabrizio Zeri and Dr Naroo are publishing an editorial on ‘Contact lens practice in the time of COVID-19’ in the April edition of Contact Lens & Anterior Eye. They outline the current situation on the outbreak and measures to adopt in contact lens practice based on available evidence.
Read the editorial
IACLE’s Special Notice on COVID-19 protections for contact lens wearers
Latest news from the World Health Organization on the COVID-19 outbreak
Information on all IACLE membership benefits is available at www.iacle.org.