Embedding a Learning Management System Into an Undergraduate Medical Informatics Course in Saudi Arabia: Lessons Learned
by Nasriah Zakaria, Amr Jamal, Shekhar Bisht, Cristina Koppel
(Published on 27 Nov 2013)
Background: Public universities in Saudi Arabia today are making substantial investments in e-learning as part of their educational system, especially in the implementation of learning management systems (LMS). To our knowledge, this is the first study conducted in Saudi Arabia exploring medical students’ experience with an LMS, particularly as part of a medical informatics course. Objective: This study investigates students’ use of various features of the LMS embedded in a recently implemented medical informatics course. Methods: A mixed methodology approach was employed. Survey questionnaires were distributed to all third year medical informatics students at the end of the course. In addition, two focus group sessions were conducted with twelve students. A thematic...
Participatory Design With Seniors: Design of Future Services and Iterative Refinements of Interactive eHealth Services for Old Citizens
by Isabella Scandurra, Marie Sjölinder
(Published on 08 Oct 2013)
Background: There is an increasing social isolation among the elderly today. This will be an even larger issue in the future with growing numbers of elderly and less resources, for example, in terms of economy and staff. Loneliness and social isolation can, however, be addressed in several ways using different interactive eHealth services. Objective: This case study investigated novel eHealth services for the elderly, and their usage of a social interactive device designed especially for them. Methods: In this work, we used an innovative mobile communication device connected to the television (TV), which worked as a remotely controlled large interactive screen. The device was tested by 8 volunteers who visited a senior center. They were between 65 and 80 years of age and lived in their...
Medicine 2.0 (Proceedings) Home
"Medicine 2.0" (ISSN 1923-2195, Suggested Medline Abbreviation: Med 2.0) is the official proceedings publication of the Medicine 2.0 Congress (World Congress on Social Media in Health, Medicine, Health, and Biomedical Research), and other events, workshops and tutorials promoted under the Medicine 2.0 label.
We currently only accept submissions from presenters at Medicine 2.0 conferences and workshops promoted at www.medicine20congress.com. (event organizers interested in promoting their workshop/tutorial/event under the Medicine 2.0 label and making it eligible for publication, please contact us).
Presenters at Medicine 2.0 events are eligible to submit short proceedings papers. For details see Online Submissions instructions.
Full-text articles are XML tagged using the NLM-DTD, ready to be archived in PubMed Central and indexing in PubMed.