Multimedia Medical Education and E-Learning

  • M. Antonelli
  • G. Bello
  • M. A. Pennisi
Conference paper


The progress in communication systems opens new horizons for the diffusion of a new form of knowledge, with extraordinary opportunity to transmit words, meaning, sounds, images, and information. New technologies have led to a change in the usual way of access to knowledge and learning. In the course of history, every technological innovation has been received with fear or suspicion: the diffusion of writing found a reluctant Socrates, defender of the supremacy of the word and the dialogue against writing, that he considered as “inhuman”. Plato makes him say in the Phaedrus:

“Writings will lead to the forgetfulness in learners’ souls, and they will disregard their memories... You give your disciples not the truth but only the resemblance of the truth... they will appear to be omniscient and will know nothing” [1].


Virtual Reality Continue Medical Education Teaching Machine Virtual Reality Training Multimedia Education 
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  • G. Bello
  • M. A. Pennisi

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