INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TOOLS: WHICH DO MEDICAL STUDENTS USE?
University of Porto, Faculty of Medicine (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Medical education is an area of increasing complexity due both to the escalating knowledge and tools to teach and learn. Thus, we aim to discuss which new types of tools are able to provide ways to achieve learning goals with optimized time investment, namely in basic sciences.
Traditional learning methods can currently be mixed with new learning informatics methods, where learners take a more active role in the management of their education plan. Literature considers that, in certain settings, e-learning tools may allow better learning outcomes that using simple paper based media alone, but some gaps still remain in the development of e-learning courses. It seems to be more useful the use of tools that may allow the delivery of multimedia materials instead of digital versions of paper documents, integrated self-assessment tools to guide the learning process as well as transversal curricular content integration, that may allow personal knowledge metrics and content to be available and reused. In this sense, we present a simple framework that we believe that may allow for better multimedia learning outcomes, by additionally abiding to the principles of aggregation, interoperability and content integration.
Keywords: Medical education, Information management, e-learning, Blended learning, Spaced-learning.