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JointZone: users' view of an adaptive online learning resource for rheumatology

JointZone: users' view of an adaptive online learning resource for rheumatology
JointZone: users' view of an adaptive online learning resource for rheumatology
This paper describes an online learning resource for rheumatology that was designed for a wide constituency of users including primarily undergraduate medical students and health professionals. Although the online resources afford an informal learning environment, the site was pedagogically designed to comply with the general recommendations of the Standing Committee on Training and Education of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) for a rheumatology core curriculum. Any Internet user may freely browse the site content with optional registration providing access to adaptive features that personalize the user’s view, for example, providing a reading history and targeted support based on scores from completed case studies. The site has now been available since early 2003, and an online survey of site registrants indicates that well structured pedagogical materials that reflect a learners’ dominant ‘community of practice’ appear to be a successful aid to informal learning.
281-297
Maier, P.
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Armstrong, R.
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Hall, W.
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Maier, P., Armstrong, R., Hall, W. and Ng, M.H. (2005) JointZone: users' view of an adaptive online learning resource for rheumatology. Learning, Media and Technology, 30 (3), 281-297.

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This paper describes an online learning resource for rheumatology that was designed for a wide constituency of users including primarily undergraduate medical students and health professionals. Although the online resources afford an informal learning environment, the site was pedagogically designed to comply with the general recommendations of the Standing Committee on Training and Education of EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) for a rheumatology core curriculum. Any Internet user may freely browse the site content with optional registration providing access to adaptive features that personalize the user’s view, for example, providing a reading history and targeted support based on scores from completed case studies. The site has now been available since early 2003, and an online survey of site registrants indicates that well structured pedagogical materials that reflect a learners’ dominant ‘community of practice’ appear to be a successful aid to informal learning.

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Published date: October 2005
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 262388
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262388
PURE UUID: 416ac933-cfb6-4b2c-a21d-5bf7148a3d19
ORCID for W. Hall: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4327-7811

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Date deposited: 24 Apr 2006
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 01:32

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