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Doctors online: learning using an internet based content management system


Pullen, D, Doctors online: learning using an internet based content management system, International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 9, (1) pp. 50-63. ISSN 1814-0556 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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The past century has seen spectacular gains in the breadth and depth of medical knowledge, but the potential of these gains has been hampered by a slow system of disseminating knowledge. Over the course of medical education numerous technologies and methods have been used to deliver continuing medical education (CME) to health care professionals (HCPs). These methods have included postal correspondence, two-way radio conferencing, video conferencing and in the last decade the Internet. The emergence of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the early 1990s, coupled with increasing computer processing power, reduced computing costs and more creative content management systems have led to more CME materials and resources going 'online'. This has in turn greatly sped up the dissemination of medical knowledge. This paper reports on a contemporary study that assessed the pedagogical and instructional design (e-pedagogy) effectiveness of online CME courses offered by one large Australasian continuing education provider.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:web-based learning; continuing medical education (CME), educational technology, distance learning, e-learning, World Wide Web
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Pullen, D (Dr Darren Pullen)
ID Code:85545
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-07-17
Last Modified:2014-12-23
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