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Friday, 14 December 2007

Question from a medical student in Nigeria: “Why do we not see our own patients in our own setting in the textbooks?”

We are impressed by the ability of eLearning to deliver effective educational resources to the many different settings where they are needed. Clinical images sourced locally can be included easily so that generic materials can be adapted to be immediately familiar to the target group. eLearning supports interactive, formative assessment so that the learner can track their progress. “The e in eLearning also stands for equity”: digital resources can be shared easily breaking down the barriers between teacher and learner and also between different cadres of health workers.

We have deliberately used a simple, widely-available format: MS Power Point. This allows the module content to be changed easily to suit the needs of students and staff in specific settings.