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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.

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.