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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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GATICA LARA, Florina  and  ROSALES VEGA, Argelia. E-learning in medical education. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2012, vol.55, n.2, pp.27-37. ISSN 2448-4865.

The advent of Information and Communication Technologies favored the development of e-learning academic experiences in medicine. Web 2.0 and Cloud technological tools have spurred a more active participation from students and medical professionals in the education processes by enabling different educational settings. Through the integration of interactive contents, virtual reality, video conferencing, digital contents, combined web resources, synchrony and asynchrony, and the access to material resources through cross-platform software, the boundaries of distance and time in professional education are surmounted, making it continuous and permanent. The experiences of the use of e-learning in medicine in both undergraduate and graduate education have been numerous, and there have been several success cases in its implementation. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the implications of the use of e-learning in medical education, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of its application.

Keywords : e-learning; web 2.0; ICT; distance education.

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