Integration of e-learning tools can transform the curriculum

Over the past decade a wide range of e-learning tools have been developed, however many are yet to be fully integrated into the medical curricula. One possibility for this, explains Dr Terry Poulton from the e-Learning Unit at St George’s University of London, is that the technology is “too fragmented”.

Different learning tools are appropriate for different competencies, for example patient simulations are very good for learning procedures and developing clinical skills, and virtual patients are ideal for developing clinical reasoning.

During the opening Plenary session at the recent International Conference on Virtual Patients 2010 and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting, Terry outlined how the integration of these different resources can transform the medical curricula.

You can read the full ICVP2010 and MedBiq Annual Meeting report here.

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