RESEARCH ARTICLE


Nephrology “e” Learning Made “e” asier



Tejas Desai*, Cynthia Christiano, Maria Ferris , Tushar Vachharajani


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Abstract

Healthcare providers (HCPs) are increasingly turning to internet-based resources for learning and acquiring new skills and fulfilling the requirements for continuing medical education (CME) credits. Current nephrology-specific websites offer content but with varying degrees of user-friendliness. One such website, Nephrology On-Demand, has been developed to provide evidence-based content with four important user-friendly features. (http://www.nephrology ondemand.org). These include: 1) multimedia resources and diversity in authorship, 2) automated surfing, 3) mobile device access, and 4) open access materials.

Given the time-constraints placed on HCPs today, providers need to discern websites that will most likely provide the information for which they are searching. Websites that offer user-friendly features can help providers sort through online information quickly and effectively.

Keywords : Nephrology, internet, education, medical education, online learning, e-learning, web learning, website.