Development of a Virtual Lab for Practical eLearning in eHealth.

Studies in health technology and informatics

PubMedID: 26063264

Herzog J, Forjan M, Sauermann S, Mense A, Urbauer P. Development of a Virtual Lab for Practical eLearning in eHealth. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;212103-10.
In recent years an ongoing development in educational offers for professionals working in the field of eHealth has been observed. This education is increasingly offered in the form of eLearning courses. Furthermore, it can be seen that simulations are a valuable part to support the knowledge transfer. Based on the knowledge profiles defined for eHealth courses a virtual lab should be developed. For this purpose, a subset of skills and a use case is determined. After searching and evaluating appropriate simulating and testing tools six tools were chosen to implement the use case practically. Within an UML use case diagram the interaction between the tools and the user is represented. Initially tests have shown good results of the tools' feasibility. After an extensive testing phase the tools should be integrated in the eHealth eLearning courses.