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Didactic and Technical Considerations When Developing e-Learning and CME

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Education and Information Technologies Volume 21, Number 5, ISSN 1360-2357


Several usability issues were encountered during the design of a blended e-learning program for a course in evidence-based medicine for general practice trainers. The program was developed in four steps. We focused in this article on step 2 and 3. Step 2 focused on which educational principles to apply, that is, which learning theories, instructional designs and other theories should influence the program. Step 3 focused on the design elements, namely whether to use hypermedia and/or multimedia, and what screen design and which font to use. This article presents the important issues in designing an e-course and provides an impression of the complexity of designing high quality e-learning in particular for continuing medical education (CME).


te Pas, E., Wieringa-de Waard, M., Blok, B.S., Pouw, H. & van Dijk, N. (2016). Didactic and Technical Considerations When Developing e-Learning and CME. Education and Information Technologies, 21(5), 991-1005. Retrieved January 17, 2020 from .

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