Our concept

HSeT’s philosophy

Since HSeT first embarked on developing eLearning in immunology, the advantages of web-based teaching methods have become increasingly clear. Immunology Online, HSeT’s first eLearning program, was developed as a partnership between the Federated Swiss Medical Schools and the Swiss Virtual Campus. Its success triggered the development of several new national and international e-Training collaborations.

HSeT moves beyond electronic textbooks by using:

Customized websites offer several distinct advantages over electronic textbooks, particularly in the context of learning and accessibility. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • High quality animations to convey complex concepts
  • Novel pedagogical techniques
  • A blended approach combining e-Learning with face-to-face teaching
  • Highly adaptable Learning Management (LMS) and Content Management (CMS) Systems.

Advantages of e-Learning

A way to renew teaching

A way to enhance a variety of learning experiences. The attention of learners can be captured in new ways by combining text, animation, video and simulation that facilitates understanding of complex concepts. This is a particularly helpful approach for the biomedical sciences.

Flexibility and convenience

e-learning provides students with broad access to a panel of experts in diverse specialties and fosters interactions between students coming from different cultural contexts or working environments. The trainees can work anywhere provided there is an internet connection and can proceed at their own pace.

A way to renew teaching

Institutions adopting e-Learning have realized that this approach requires an investment in content development, web design, dissemination of training, and site maintenance. Nonetheless, academic, non-governmental and industry partners are investing in the promise of increased accessibility to up-to-date training to support their respective capacity building efforts. Investments in e-Learning are expected to reach 40 million Euro in the coming years, most of which will be allocated to lifelong learning program initiatives. Although the initial cost of implementing an e-Learning program is expensive, costs decrease markedly as more trainees use the  course material.