Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
CAVALCANTE, Maria Tereza Leal and VASCONCELLOS, Miguel Murat. Information technology for health education: two revisions and a proposal. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.3, pp.611-622. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232007000300011.
This paper presents two revisions: one discusses the absorption of information technologies in Health and Education; the other presents a revision of technological concepts applicable to professional healthcare education. The objectives are to demonstrate the relevance of including these technologies in large-scale institutional training projects for healthcare practitioners in Brazil's National Health System, presenting material and political devices for teaching-learning processes that foster the sharing of content, the reusability of educational materials and interdisciplinarity. This paper thus illustrates the possibilities of adopting standards and the development of learning objects as content creation, distribution and management technologies. In the political sphere, institutional leadership and cooperation networks are highlighted as key elements for clustering the efforts of academic institutions, training centers and services for collectively building up a Healthcare Education Technology base.
Keywords : Information technology; Healthcare education; Standards; Learning objects.