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Student feedback directs e-learning resource development at LMU

Communication and feedback are crucial for developing effective e-learning resources for medical students.

The power of podcasting in medical education!

Dr Thomas Brendel from the Working Group for e-Learning at LMU Medical School in Munich, Germany, talks to eViP about the advantages of introducing podcasts into the medical curriculum. In 2009, Thomas and colleagues published the results of a study on the effectiveness of podcasting in the medical curriculum. This study involved 240 third year […]

Dr. Stephan Oberle outlines the Longitudinal Interdisciplinary VP Project

The Longitudinal Interdisciplinary Virtual Patients Project, is run by Dr Stephan Oberle and colleagues at the Centre for Virtual Patients at Heidelberg University in Germany. This project focuses on integrating virtual patients across the medical curriculum, from clinical to pre-clinical phases. At the University of Heidelberg, VPs were generally used in the clinical phase of […]

Using probability and virtual patients to aid in diagnostic reasoning

Dr Jeroen Donkers from Maastricht University talks about applying artificial intelligence principles to VPs in order to help students develop their diagnostic reasoning skills.

Do students prefer Google over tutors? Chara Balasubramaniam and Steve Malikowski think not!

Chara Balasubramaniam and Steve Malikowski from St George’s University of London e-Learning Unit talk to eViP about their award-winning poster presentation “Google, Wikipedia or Tutors: What to the students choose?”

Students repurpose eViP virtual patients for their medical curriculum

Medical students at St George’s University of London, UK, have been busy repurposing virtual patients from the eViP repository to use as part of their medical curriculum.

Second Life e-learning project wins Times Higher Education award

St George’s University of London e-Learning Unit has won the Times Higher Education award for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year 2009. The award was given their use of Second Life to help train paramedic students.

PREVIEW paramedic training in virtual reality

The PREVIEW project takes problem based learning into the virtual world, by creating PBL scenarios in Second Life. This project is coordinated by Emily Conradi at St George’s University of London, and is run in collaboration with The University of Coventry and the Kingston University in London. The project uses eight paramedic scenarios in Second […]

Dr Angela Miller on the eViP Creative Commons Licensing model

Dr Angela Miller from SGUL is responsible for developing the Creative Commons Licensing model for eViP. In this blog she writes about the current status of the eViP CCL framework, issues with obtaining patient consent, and the future implications beyond the eViP programme.

AMEE 2009: Students experience creating e-learning and virtual patients

Caroline Rodgers and Emily Adams, both graduate entry medical students at The University of Oxford describe their experiences in creating virtual patients for use in the Year 5 Primary Care syllabus.