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Med Teach. 2007 May;29(4):307-10.

New horizons for e-learning in medical education: ecological and Web 2.0 perspectives.

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  • 1Medical Education Unit, The University of Leeds, 20 Hyde Terrace, Leeds LS2 9LN, UK.


An ecological and a Web 2.0 perspective of e-learning provides new ways of thinking about how people learn with technology and also how new learning opportunities are offered by new technology. These perspectives highlight the importance of developing connections between a wide variety of learning resources, containing both codified and tacit knowledge. New adaptive technology has the potential to create personalized, yet collective, learning. The future implications for e-learning in medical education is considered.

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