E-health and online teaching: a successful synergy

Authors
Citation
E. Hughes, E-health and online teaching: a successful synergy, J TELEMED T, 7, 2001, pp. 11-13
Citations number
3
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Health Care Sciences & Services
Journal title
JOURNAL OF TELEMEDICINE AND TELECARE
ISSN journal
1357-633X → ACNP
Volume
7
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
2
Pages
11 - 13
Database
ISI
SICI code
1357-633X(2001)7:<11:EAOTAS>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
Knowledge of the successes and failures of a variety of e-health applicatio ns has contributed to the teaching process as well as the content of an onl ine e-health course. Examining the synergy between e-health and online teac hing as forms of technologically mediated communication is useful in develo ping knowledge about both. Two conclusions may be drawn. The first is that success rests on the ability to make sense of the information that is commu nicated. The second is that success depends on building social networks. We have developed an online course in e-health in which participants develop an understanding of the domain both through sharing their own experience of online delivery and through course content that illustrates the successes and failures of others.