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e-Learning, Adaptive Learning and Mobile Learning

  • Yasser El Miedany
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Abstract

Electronic learning, or e-learning, describes the use of information technology or the Internet for learning activities. The integration of e-learning into undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education is consistent with adult learning theory and presents a revolution in medical education. Technology is a powerful tool for effective teaching and deeper learning. Incorporating technology into teaching and learning activities introduces new thinking about teaching effectively. It also increases opportunities to invent new learning experiences for students that will take us further beyond traditional classroom or lecture-based learning. This chapter will start by discussing the differences between e-learning, e-teaching and e-training, followed by the reasons for introducing e-learning in the medical education process. It will discuss also components of e-learning, the e-learning and the science of adult learning and the role of the teacher in e-learning. It will expand to discuss the perceptual as well as blended learning, to conclude on the future of e-learning.

Keywords

e-Learning Blended learning Adaptive learning Perceptual learning M-learning e-Learning components 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasser El Miedany
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College London, Darent Valley HospitalDartfordUK
  2. 2.Rheumatology and RehabilitationAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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