Electronic Platform for Education and Research (e-PER) A Virtual Learning Environment Designed for Inter-Professional Health Education
MD, PhD, FRCSC, Professor CVT Surgery, Director of Center of Excellence for Simulation Education and Innovation, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Karim Qayumi
Department of Surgery
CESEI, Room 3602, 910 West
10th Ave Vancouver BC V5Z 4E3 Canada
Received date: July 26, 2013; Accepted date: August 19, 2013; Published date: August 21, 2013
Citation: Qayumi K (2013) Electronic Platform for Education and Research (e-PER) A Virtual Learning Environment Designed for Inter-Professional Health Education. J Community Med Health Educ 3:229. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000229
Copyright: © 2013 Qayumi K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The globalization of education and online delivery of knowledge requires the development of tools and technologies for expansions of asynchronous learning. Technologies which provide virtual environments for distance education are called Learning Management Systems (LMS). Most LMSs are developed for K-12 students, and some are adapted for higher education or business development. However, a sophisticated, pedagogically sound LMS for inter-professional heath education is missing. This manuscript introduces a learning management system, the Electronic Platform for Education and Research (e-PER), which is specially designed to support inter-professional health education.