Medical E-learning: practical experiences in Turku

Keywords:

 e-learning, collaborative learning, web-conference.

S. KUITUNEN1, J. MÄKINEN2, J. MERTSOLA3

1Coordinator, MA, Medical E-learning.
2Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
3Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku, Finland.

Abstract

In this paper we summarize our experience about medical e-learning in Turku, Finland. Technical infrastructure and support is important when the faculty organizes medical e-learning. E-learning and teaching needs new educational skills and attitudes and the problems are often more psychological than technical. We describe our experience how medical e-learning is advantageous in national and international post-graduate training . In creation of European level medical e-learning the possibilities of close collaboration between the universities and the professional societies should be recognized.