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E-learning in bioengineering


Report regarding E-Learning in Biomedical Engineering


The report contains two main parts: an overview of e-learning in general, followed by an overview of e-learning in biomedical engineering (BME).

First, some definitions, strengths and weaknesses of e-learning are discussed. Next, an outline of the most popular platforms in today’s education, the so-called Learning Management Systems (LMS), is provided. A special focus is aimed at Moodle, the most widely-used open-source LMS. The recent interest in the use of Web 2.0 tools (wiki, blog, microblogging tool, social bookmarking tools, media sharing tools) in education is subsequently investigated.

The second part of the report starts with a brief overview of biomedical engineering, including definitions and roles. In the context of a continuously expanding domain, there is also an increased need for e-learning methods, tools and platforms to be used in biomedical engineering education. This is also reflected in the number of European projects launched on this subject in the past few years, some of which are synthesized in this report. The document ends with a summary of relevant bodies, publications and conferences in the area.

* This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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