e-meducation.org: an open access medical education web portal

Vangelis G Alexiou, Matthew E Falagas
2008 BMC Medical Education  
Internet can serve in opening the door to a brand new world of high quality medical information. However, the chaotic size of data available in the WWW is often misleading. We sought to provide the world medical community with a web portal that may be used as a clearinghouse providing the outlet for dissemination of high quality WWW educational products. Methods: Directories of the relevant WWW resources have been compiled and others are being currently under development to cover most medical
more » ... elds. A custom-built medical search engine was created. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and video sharing services were reviewed for their quality and were presented along with case-based educational presentations through a userfriendly web portal interface. A directory of guidelines database is currently under development. Results: The educational portal "e-meducation" available at http://www.e-meducation.org/ has been launched in December 2006 and at the moment, provides links to more than 800 educational web-pages, more than 2100 clinical practice guidelines, 32 news feeds, and 14 educational videos. The web site also hosts 40 case-based presentations and a custom medical search engine. Conclusion: Based on the incorporation of simple and tested educational strategies such as case based instruction and interactive learning, e-meducation.org aims to become a prototype platform that offers a more convenient interface to existing products, resources and medical contents.
doi:10.1186/1472-6920-8-6 pmid:18218119 pmcid:PMC2245936 fatcat:gf6a7a5jqnhtdoozwj6gt7idla