Department of Medical Education, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Sun Kim ,Tel: +82.2.2258.7200, Fax: +82.2.2258.7794, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 23 April 2010; Revised: 10 May 2010; Accepted: 11 May 2010.
E-learning is recently considered as a critical strategy to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education.
Although the use of e-learning has been growing rapidly in medical education, there are not sufficient data applying e-learning and evidence of the effectiveness. The purpose of the study is to review the recent literatures on applying e-learning in medical education settings and to identify usage types and educational effectiveness appeared in the research. The results demonstrated the types applying e-learning in medical education were categorized into the blended learning, online education, and virtual learning environment. The educational effectiveness of e-learning were the improvements of knowledge, clinical skill, attitude, and satisfaction. The study suggested the recommendations based on the results in order to apply e-learning effectively to medical education.
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