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Technology Enhanced Learning – The Big Whys and Hows

The main focus of the conference is dedicated to the scientific and evidence-based conclusions regarding the implementation of technology enhanced study process, which will be uncovered in the following aspects:

  • The digital competence of students and academic staff;
  • Evidence of increased effectiveness of technology enhanced learning and teaching;
  • Digital transformations of the study environment;
  • Simulation based teaching and learning;
  • Teaching and learning medical humanities.


24 March: Simulation based teaching and learning (oral presentation & poster session, workshop)

Keynote speaker

Room: Senate
SESSION I (Moderators: Leizl Joy Nayahangan, Ieva Šlēziņa)
Time frame#TitleSpeaker
14:00–14:30 Start right, finish right: Aligning simulation-based training to current needsLeizl Joy Nayahangan RN, MHCM, Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, Denmark
14:30–14:42653A National Level COVID-19 Training in LithuaniaRuta Marija Nadišauskaitė, Aida Mankute, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Paulius Dobožinskas, Lithuania
14:42–14:54722A Novel HybridLab® Learning Method Improves Practical Skill Performance of the Endotracheal Intubation as Compared to Conventional Learning: a Randomised Controlled StudyAida Mankute, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Paulius Dobožinskas, Andrius Macas, Laima Juozapavičienė, Lithuania
14:54–15:061012Simulation and real-life experience based interactive video tutorial for basic skills in percutaneous biliary drainage procedureAina Kratovska, Nauris Zdanovskis, Veronika Zaiceva, Andrejs Mundeciems, Iļja Dmitrijevs, Sanita Ponomarjova, Latvia
15:06–15:18561Interventional Radiology Video Content Gamification for Improved Learning ExperienceNauris Zdanovskis, Aina Kratovska, Ardis Platkājis, Latvia
15:18–15:30871Task trainers for distant home simulation training during Covid-19 restrictionsAleksejs Rutkovskis, Mārtiņš Ļuļļa, Aleksandrs Oborins, Anastasija Gromova, Lelde Jaunzeme, Everita Albiņa, Estere Justīne Vilka, Jekaterina Zvidriņa, Baiba Kliemane, Latvia
POSTER SESSION (15:30–16:00)
Reinis Balmaks, MD, PhD, Simulation Instructor, Medical Education Technology Centre, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
COVID-19 shutdown has created the need for many of the meetings, teaching, and assessments to go virtual, including clinical simulation. Although there are obvious drawbacks, particularly in the training of psychomotor skills, Rīga Stradiņš University has successfully implemented virtual simulation in undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Interestingly, the examples of e-training in cycling and fitness have shown that the virtual world can connect people in ways that were previously impossible.
Audience: lecturers in medicine, simulation technicians, instructors and facilitators
Software: Zoom, OBS studio (not mandatory to install).
Learning outcomes: by the end of this workshop the participants will be able to hold distance simulation teaching via teleconference platforms.
26 March: Technology Enhanced Learning and medical humanities (oral presentation & poster session)
Room: Senate
ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION (Session chair: Vija Sīle)
Time frame TitleSpeaker
10:30–10:45#428In Search of New Approaches of Placing Sociology into Education of Medicine: Theoretical ReviewDina Bite
10:45–11:00#512Heidegger and the Question Concerning TechnologyLaura Bitiniece
11:00–11:15#668Subjectivity and Human Being in the Phenomenology of Husserl. Personalistic, Naturalistic and Phenomenological AttitudeUldis Vēgners
11:15–11:30#887Jungian Archetypes in Modern PsycheVents Sīlis
11:30–11:45#881Modern Human from the Perspective of Erich FrommMairita Satika, Vija Sīle
11:45–12:00#771Biophilosophical Approach to Future Challenges in Medical HumanitiesAndrejs Balodis
BREAK / POSTER SESSION (12:00–13:00)
ORAL PRESENTATION SESSION (Session chair: Tatjana Koķe)
13:00–13:15#755Reshaping the faculty professional competence: from face to face teaching to remote learningNora Jansone-Ratinika, Tatjana Koķe, Raimonds Strods
13:15–13:30#971The influence of different approaches to remote learning on student learning outcomes at Rīga Stradiņš UniversityMāris Brants, Aigars Zupa, Matīss Sīlis, Nora Jansone-Ratinika, Uldis Doniņš, Zigmunds Zitmanis
13:30–13:45#273Distance learning during COVID-19 Pandemic among healthcare studentsSanita Litiņa, Karīna Svētiņa
13:45–14:00#779How does remote learning affect the acquisition of the Latvian language?Solveiga Čeirane, Daiga Tetere, Dace Žibala
14:00–14:15#486Introducing team based learning webinars in pathological anatomy is motivating the students to study continuously during semesterAve Minajeva, Hannes Tamm, Ingrid Mesila, Triin Marandi
14:15–14:30#495Transformation of the anatomy class: two modern applications for useDzintra Kažoka, Māra Pilmane
14:30–14:45#889Digital virtual patient simulation as an innovative learning solution in pathology educationMatīss Sīlis, Romāns Uljanovs, Evita Grigoroviča, Ilze Štrumfa
14:45–15:00#241How medical practitioners define their continuous professional development: implications for Simulation-based teaching and learningReinis Upenieks, Oskars Kaulēns

International Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. habil. paed. Tatjana Koķe, Vice-Rector for Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Dr. med. Guntis Bahs, Vice-Rector for Health Studies, RSU, Latvia
  • Nora Jansone-Ratinika, Dr. paed., Assoc. professor, Director of the Centre for Educational Growth, RSU, Latvia
  • Prof. Andis Klegeris, Department of Biology, University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan Campus, Canada
  • Prof. Vija Sīle, Head of the Department of Humanities, RSU, Latvia
  • Asst. Prof. Reinis Balmaks, Simulation Instructor, Medical Education Technology Centre, Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
  • Assoc. Professor Dina Bite, Department of Humanities, RSU, Latvia
  • Ieva Šlēziņa, M.D, Director, Medical Education Technology Centre, RSU, Latvia
  • Raimonds Strods, Teaching and Learning Project Manager, Study Innovation Project Unit, RSU, Latvia
  • Bruno Žuga, E-study Content Administrator, Study Process Quality Analysis Unit, RSU, Latvia

Organising Committee

  • Nora Jansone-Ratinika, Dr. paed., Assoc. professor, Director of the Centre for Educational Growth, RSU
  • Inguna Blese, Head of Study Innovation Project Unit, RSU
  • Raimonds Strods, Teaching and Learning Project Manager, Study Innovation Project Unit, RSU


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