E-learning

Is there anything special about the "e"?

David Allan Cook, Furman S. McDonald

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Abstract

E-learning has been widely utilized in medical education and suggested by some proponents to represent a fundamental advance in educational methodology. We challenge this conclusion by examining e-learning in the context of broader learning theories, specifically as they relate to instructional design and methods. Core tenets of educational design are applied to e-learning in a unified model for instructional design, and examples of e-learning technologies are examined in the context of medical education, with reflections on research questions generated by these new modalities. Throughout, we argue that e-learning is a tool that, when designed appropriately, can be used to meet worthy educational goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-21
Number of pages17
JournalPerspectives in Biology and Medicine
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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E-learning : Is there anything special about the "e"? / Cook, David Allan; McDonald, Furman S.

In: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 51, No. 1, 12.2008, p. 5-21.

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