E-learning and simulation in healthcare

It is important to develop knowledge of how e-learning and simulation are used in higher education and what impact such solutions and methods have on students, teachers, educational materials and the learning process.

E-learning What are the impacts of using e-learning and simulation in study situations? (Photo: Siv Sivertsen)

The knowledge gained must contribute to relevant development and use of e-learning and simulation in the health sector. High quality and expertise in education is absolutely necessary to ensure competent professionals and a knowledge-based health sector.

The overarching objective of the researcher group is to develop new knowledge about e-learning and simulation that can improve quality and expertise from both an educational and clinical practical perspective.

E-learning and simulation will be studied on the basis of several factors: the students' learning process, the role of the teacher, the teaching community and educational aids. The context and relationship between these factors are considered to be essential for understanding e-learning and simulation in education.

The research group is interdisciplinary and is comprised by active researchers. Most of the research group are central in the development and implementation of e-learning at the Faculty of Health Sciences, and are active in scientific research and publishing within the field of e-learning.