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A Technology Enabled Learning Model in Healthcare during COVID-19

Habib Ur Rahman1,*, Nazir Ahmed Sangi2, Moiz Uddin Ahmed1

1 Department of Computer Science, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad, Pakistan
2 International Institute of Training (IIT), Islamabad, Pakistan

* Corresponding Author: Habib Ur Rahman. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Soft Computing Methods for Innovative Software Practices)

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2021, 28(1), 261-275.


The World Health Organization has warned about the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases especially in the developing countries. The COVID–19 has also emerged as one of the most challengeable pandemics of the whole world. In current medical emergency, the virtual health education is much vital for handling alerts and outbreaks of diseases for a community of users. The Information and Communication Technology provide an opportunity to deal with the challenges related to handling alerts and outbreaks of diseases. The technology infrastructure in the developing countries is surging rise and can be used to develop Technology Enabled Learning Solutions for the basic health issues. This paper presents a technology model for virtual education of the masses during the recent era of pandemic diseases like COVID–19. The paper focuses on the health issues both in the developed and the developing countries. It also examines the technology options available for basic health education. Based on the literature review, opinion of health professionals and survey results on ICT accessibility, this paper presents a model of virtual online education on basic health issues for a rural community of users. A pragmatic approach (from literature) has been employed with constructivism theory in order to build the model. We have restricted our study to the geographical location of District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and suggested sampling level of basic health education to address the research problems. A prototype with basic health education modules was also developed to demonstrate and test the model. The feedback has been found encouraging to develop a complete basic health education portal.


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H. Ur Rahman, N. Ahmed Sangi and M. Uddin Ahmed, "A technology enabled learning model in healthcare during covid-19," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 28, no.1, pp. 261–275, 2021.

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