Design for learning: deconstructing virtual patient activities.

  title={Design for learning: deconstructing virtual patient activities.},
  author={Rachel H. Ellaway and David Davies},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  volume={33 4},
Digital technologies are used in almost every aspect of contemporary health professional education (HPE) but our understanding of their true potential as instructional tools rather than administrative tools has not significantly advanced in the last decade. One notable exception to this has been the rise of the 'virtual patient' as an educational intervention in HPE. This article attempts to deconstruct the virtual patient concept by developing a model of virtual patients as artifacts with… CONTINUE READING
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