A learning object approach to evidence based learning COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPUTING
KeywordsQA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
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AbstractThis paper describes the philosophy, development and framework of the body of elements formulated to provide an approach to evidence-based learning sustained by Learning Objects and web based technology Due to the demands for continuous improvement in the delivery of healthcare and in the continuous endeavour to improve the quality of life, there is a continuous need for practitioner's to update their knowledge by accomplishing accredited, courses. The rapid advances in medical science has meant increasingly, there is a desperate need to adopt wireless schemes, whereby bespoke courses can be developed to help practitioners keep up with expanding knowledge base. Evidently, without current best evidence, practice risks becoming rapidly out of date, to the detriment of the patient. There is a need to provide a tactical, operational and effective environment, which allows professional to update their education, and complete specialised training, just-in-time, in their own time and location. Following this demand in the marketplace the information engineering group, in combination with several medical and dental schools, set out to develop and design a conceptual framework which form the basis of pioneering research, which at last enables practitioner's to adopt a philosophy of life long learning. . The body and structure of this framework is subsumed under the term Object oriented approach to Evidence Based learning, Just-in-time, via Internet sustained by Reusable Learning Objects (The OEBJIRLO Progression). The technical pillars which permit this concept of life long learning are pivoted by the foundations of object oriented technology, Learning objects,Just-in-time education, Data Mining intelligent Agent technology, Flash interconnectivity and remote wireless technology, which allow practitioners to update their professional skills, complete specialised training which leads to accredited qualifications. This paper sets out to develop and implement a range of teaching and learning. strategies that would accommodate the flexibility required by such a scheme. At the same time the specific requirements of individual programmes are satisfied. The body of elements provide an integrated path taking students through the range of operational, tactical and strategic issues involved in Web Based Learning, sustained by learning object abstract framework and Agent technology, within a distant learning context.
UNSPECIFIED (2004) A learning object approach to evidence based learning COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMPUTING. In: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications/10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, Orlando, FL, JUL 21-25, 2004. Published in: ISAS/CITSA 2004: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, Vol 1, Proceedings pp. 192-197.