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Journal of Medical Systems

, 42:194 | Cite as

Mobile Learning in Medical Education

  • Blanka KlímováEmail author
Education & Training
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  1. Education & Training

Abstract

Currently, mobile learning is a new trend in medical education. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the use of m-learning in medical education and discuss its effect on student learning process in order to help future medical professionals deliver better care for patients and populations. This was done by conducting a literature search in the databases Web of Science, Scopus, and MEDLINE, and consequently by evaluating the findings of the selected studies. The results of this study confirm that mobile learning is efficient, especially in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. Nevertheless, so far, the role of mobile learning has been perceived as an appropriate complement to traditional learning. Therefore, more research should be conducted on the efficacy of the use mobile learning in medical education, as well as to explore the unique features of mobile devices for the enhancement of learning outcomes.

Keywords

Mobile learning Medical students Education Efficacy Limitations 

Notes

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Conflict of Interest

Author declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Informatics and ManagementHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

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