Network-based continuous education opportunities: Case of x medical university in Lithuania

Edita Butrime, Vaiva Zuzevičiute

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to analyze and present theoretical and empirical findings about the ways that teachers in Higher Education (HE) interpret the role of ICT for their professional development both as teachers in HE and as medical professionals in some cases. Two research questions were formulated: 1) Why is the employment of technologies fully accepted and promoted in almost all aspects of professional activity, but employment of ICT for teaching and learning at HE is not always used to its full potential? 2) What (if any) educational support is needed for university teachers to use available e-learning opportunities for their own development as teachers to a greater extent? Educational support for university teachers to use contemporary information communication technologies and network provisions more effectively for their competence development are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis
PublisherIGI Global
Pages117-134
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781466661554, 1466661542, 9781466661547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 30 2014

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Keywords

  • Network-based learning
  • Professional development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Butrime, E., & Zuzevičiute, V. (2014). Network-based continuous education opportunities: Case of x medical university in Lithuania. In E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis (pp. 117-134). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-6154-7.ch007