11. Technology-enhanced learning

  1. Tim Swanwick
  1. Alison Bullock1 and
  2. Peter GM de Jong2

Published Online: 1 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118472361.ch11

Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice

How to Cite

Bullock, A. and de Jong, P. G. (2013) Technology-enhanced learning, in Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice (ed T. Swanwick), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118472361.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education, Health Education North Central and East London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, UK

  2. 2

    Center for Innovation in Medical Education, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118472408

Online ISBN: 9781118472361

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Keywords:

  • learning processes;
  • technology-enhanced learning (TEL)

Summary

This chapter outlines some relevant theories of learning and provides examples which show ways in which technology has been used to enhance learning. The chapter briefly talks about the importance of reflection. It highlights some of the main criteria or questions to think about as an educator planning to use technology to enhance learning. The chapter develops the ideas and underscores the importance of viewing technology as a tool that can be used to enhance learning; viewing it not in isolation, but as an integral part of the educational process. It explores the nature of knowledge and learning in order to better understand the significance technology has for educational processes. With the rise of mobile devices and new developments in technology-enhanced learning (TEL), the learning environment has for many changed dramatically over the last five years.