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www.elearnSCI.org : a global educational initiative of ISCoS
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Objective: To develop a web-based educational resource for health professionals responsible for the management of spinal cord injury (SCI). The resource: www.elearnSCI.org is comprised of seven learning modules, each subdivided into various submodules. Six of the seven modules address the educational needs of all disciplines involved in comprehensive SCI management. The seventh module addresses prevention of SCI. Each submodule includes an overview, activities, self-assessment questions and references. Development of the resource: Three hundred and thirty-two experts from The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) and various affiliated societies from 36 countries were involved in developing the resource through 28 subcommittees. The content of each submodule was reviewed and approved by the Education and Scientific Committees of ISCoS and finally by an Editorial Committee of 23 experts. Key features: The content of the learning modules is relevant to students and to new as well as experienced SCI healthcare professionals. The content is applicable globally, has received consumer input and is available at no cost. The material is presented on a website underpinned by a sophisticated content-management system, which allows easy maintenance and ready update of all the content. The resource conforms to key principles of e-learning, including appropriateness of curriculum, engagement of learners, innovative approaches, effective learning, ease of use, inclusion, assessment, coherence, consistency, transparency, cost effectiveness and feedback. Conclusion: www.elearnSCI.org provides a cost effective way of training healthcare professionals that goes beyond the textbook and traditional face-to-face teaching. Spinal Cord (2013) 51, 176-182; doi:10.1038/sc.2012.177
Language
English
Source (journal)
Spinal cord. - Edinburgh
Publication
Edinburgh : 2013
ISSN
1362-4393
Volume/pages
51:3(2013), p. 176-182
ISI
000316721300003
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 05.06.2013
Last edited 14.06.2017
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