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Educación Médica Superior

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JARDINES MENDEZ, José B. Educación en red: mucho más que educación a distancia. Experiencia de lasuniversidades médicas cubanas. Educ Med Super [online]. 2006, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 0864-2141.

The Virtual University of health ( constitutes one of the strategic projects of the Cuban network known as Infomed. It is supported on free software and links standardized e-learning tools with other open sources for co-operative work, syndication and decentralized educational management. The Cuban experience of sharing in network the formative processes and the information sources that are developed in the medical assistance services of academic and scientific health institutions is presented. This learning in network model stems from a teaching-technological conception that favours the integration of educational activities, either face-to-face or not, and healthcare practice. The different contents, services and tools have an organization tailored for learning in which interaction and independence are characteristics of the education in network processes

Keywords : Virtual university of Health; education in network; open learning environment; Infomed; Cuba.

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