Comprehensive E-Learning Appraisal System

Comprehensive E-Learning Appraisal System

Jose Luis Monroy Anton (La Ribera University Hospital, Spain), Juan Vicente Izquierdo Soriano (La Ribera University Hospital, Spain), Maria Isabel Asensio Martinez (La Ribera University Hospital, Spain) and Felix Buendia Garcia (Polythecnical University of Valencia, Spain)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch503
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Abstract

The healthcare sector in the XXI century presents a big technological development that covers a broad knowledge. All fields of medicine are deepening their knowledge, which increases the volume of material that must be handled by professionals in each specialty. This large volume of material should be taken into account by health professionals, because it contributes to a better quality of care. The traditional way of teaching has been face-to-face classes; however, with rising technologies, virtual training via computers and virtual teachers are being implemented in some institutions. This change in the way of teaching also leads to changes in how to assess the knowledge gained through this method of learning. The aim of this paper is to provide a small analysis of online training courses for health professionals, and deepen into an appraisal system developed to integrate different complementary variables, and how they can be implemented as a method addressed to assess online courses in a more comprehensive way.
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Introduction

The healthcare sector in the XXI century presents a big technological development that covers a broad knowledge. All fields of medicine are deepening their knowledge, which increases the volume of material that must be handled by professionals in each specialty. This large volume of material should be taken into account by health professionals, because it contributes to a better quality of care

The mode of transmission of this knowledge to professionals is usually through training courses in their own work areas (internal instruction) or outside the centers (external instruction). New technologies have entered the world of education, leading to changes in the way people teach and learn. The traditional way of teaching has been face-to-face classes; however, with rising technologies, virtual training via computers and virtual teachers are being implemented in some institutions. This change in the way of teaching also leads to changes in how to assess the knowledge gained through this method of learning.

The aim of this paper is to provide a small analysis of online training courses for health professionals, and deepen into an appraisal system developed to integrate different complementary variables, and how they can be implemented as a method addressed to assess online courses in a more comprehensive way.

Key Terms in this Chapter

E-Learning: Education based in online courses. Educational system in which teachers and students are separated by physical distance, but the technology allows them to learn together.

Appraisal Systems: Evaluation systems for courses, attending different approaches and methodology of assessment.

Hybrid Learning: Finding the rithg mix for the student, out of all the possibilities in learning.

Blended Learning: Combination of traditional face-to-face learning and distance (online) methods.

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