The development of an electronic distance learning course in health informatics
Parry, David; Cockcroft, Sophie; Breton, Alice; Abernethy, David; Gillies, John
Since 1997 the authors have been involved in the development of a distance learning course in health informatics. The course is delivered via CD-ROM and the Internet. During this process we have learned valuable lessons about computer-assisted collaboration and cooperative work. In particular we have developed methods of using the software tools available for communication and education. We believe that electronic distance learning offers a realistic means of providing education in health informatics and other fields to students whom for reasons of geography or work commitments would not be able to participate in a conventional course.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 99/24
Research Type: Discussion Paper