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Lars Kayser

Developing recommendations for “WFME Guidelines and Strategies for Medical e-Learning.”

Lars Kayser
University of Copenhagen

*Hans Karle

Topic: Web-based medical education
Track: Practice
Type: Oral presentation

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     Last modified: August 9, 2006
     Presentation date: 10/18/2006 1:00 PM in RYH British Columbia
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The workshop is intended to establish an international TaskForce, which can assist the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) in
1. Describing a standard?, which can be used – also in developing countries - in planning the use of e-learning in medical education.
2. Collecting and distributing knowledge of learning materials and modules which are freely available to the community of medical educators
3. Collecting examples of how WFME standards? are implemented and supported and how learning management systems are used in this support.
4. Making recommendation to the WFME of to what extent WFME should participate in developing standards? within the ICT areas.

In 1998 WFME published recommendations regarding the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Medical Education and a revised version in 2001.
During the last five years several changes in technology development and the process of globalization has taken place and the use of ICT is ever expanding within several fields such as internet based learning, knowledge sharing, videobased communication, simulations and telemedicine
Today, the international community of medical educators is confronted with several challenges related to these issues. Some are related to infrastructure and planning of ICT in medical education. Others are related to the pedagogic/didactic aspects of using ICT.

The workshop will cover the four subjects: (1) a scheme for planning use of e-learning for the first time , (2) how to collect and distribute free learning material, (3) WFME standards and e-learning support and (4) development of global standards in ICT.

The subjects will be discussed in small groups and in plenum. Based on the results of the discussions, a Task Force will be formed with representation from all regions of the world and the further work will proceed by e-conferencing methods.

Expected outcome:
WFME wants the Task Force to end up with recommendations within all the four areas in 2008 where the results should be published and presented at international meetings.

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